Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Silver Poplar Tree

             The beauty of a silver poplar tree
              Is so enchanted and devine
              Standing tall, proud and free
              With a shimmer and a shine

             Casting shadows in the breeze
             Its graceful limbs bow down
             A show of silver, green leaves
             Dancing upon the ground

             Against a painted, blue sky
             A sheer loveliness at noon
             With a captivating presence so high
             Breathless beneath a full moon

            When God made the silver poplar tree
             As tall as any cloud
             Adding silver to his tapestry
             He must have felt quite proud

            Susie Swanson


  1. This is a beautiful poem, Susie. Very well done! Lovely photo to go with it too! :D

  2. What a beautiful poem Susie, I have never seen a silver poplar tree before with my eyes, but after reading your poem, I think I can say I "felt" it's beauty stir in my heart! Have a lovely evening! Delisa :)

  3. Thank you Delisa. I don't have any silver poplars close to my house but have seen them. They are beautiful. We just had a row of regular poplar trees cut down in our front yard for fear that they would fall on the house. Our neighbor had one to fall on his back on February28. They all are pretty and I hated to see them go. Thank you for stopping by. Susie

  4. I love silver trees....that's the one thing i do miss about winter! Beautiful pic and poem

  5. Wonderfully worded and that picture is awesome...

  6. Thank you Lorely and JL. I wish I had more of them around to look at. The silver poplar is magical. Thanks Susie

  7. Love the imagery in your verse. What a majestic tree reaching to the skies ...

  8. Very nice to meet you Susie. I am excited that you found my site and left a kind comment so I could find your writing.
    Your poems are lovely and I am looking forward to being a follower.
    Hope your having a nice weekend

  9. Awww, thank you Maggie for your kind remarks. I really do love your blog and the music is fabulous. I will be a regular visitor. So glad to meet you too. Thanks, Susie

  10. God deserves to be proud of all his creations. I love all trees, they are so beautiful and majestic. Very nice poem to pay tribute to them.