dVerse — Quadrille Monday 2nd entry — Mother’s Gift

Gardening 101: White Ash Tree - Gardenista

Mother’s birthday gift,
a planted sapling you,
the front yard ash, grew
old with me. A weathered,
tuckered man, limbs drooping,
I was laid to rest
beside you under
your open arms.
Now we share rolling
seasons in silent comfort,
as fond companions do.

 

Ash tree image link

Sarah is today’s host for dVerse’ Quadrille Monday.  Today’s word is “ash” and I like the word so much I wrote two poems.  This is the 2nd poem.

31 Comments Add yours

  1. I could see how that would be a fine way to go

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Larry. Me too.

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  2. Oh, this is lovely. The link between human and tree is so warmly drawn.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sarah, thank you ❤

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  3. memadtwo says:

    What a wonderful connection. (K)

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  4. True serenity.
    btw… Your Linky goes back to dVerse.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks for the heads up, Ken.

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    2. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Ken if I didn’t thank you before. Glad you sense that about the poem.

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  5. Sadje says:

    I like this one too Li. Beautiful

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome

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  6. Ingrid says:

    A lasting memento!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Ingrid, it’s the way I want to go…

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      1. Ingrid says:

        I don’t blame you!

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  7. what a lovely connection you created Lisa!💖

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Many thanks 🙂

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  8. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    That is a beautiful one Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Max, thank you.

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  9. Suzanne says:

    I love the sentiments in your poem. It would be lovely if our final resting place could be in such a serene environment beneath a magnificent tree. The tree is incredible. It makes the one in my garden look like a baby. Thanks for linking. It was a pleasure to visit this post.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So glad you enjoyed the poem, and this is my dream exit. You are very welcome. I love sharing about trees with others who love them.

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      1. Suzanne says:

        Hi Lisa, your ATC arrived today. I really like it. Thanks 🙂

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Ah, very happy to hear it. I sent it a long time ago, probably mid-November.

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          1. Suzanne says:

            Our post is really delayed. Parcels are even worse. Everyone bought some much online stuff during all our lockdowns this year that the delivery people can’t keep up. I’ve been waiting for a new bed to arrive for a month now!

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Ah, so that’s why. Hoping you have a comfy place to sleep until the new bed arrives.

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              1. Suzanne says:

                Its ok but I’ll be glad when the bed arrives. 😊

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  10. Beautiful. I have a birthday tree too, in my parents’ garden. Father planted a fir tree when I was born, his first child. Somehow I doubt that I’d be buried under it though. They say it’s getting too tall and weak and the danger is it will fall on the house. It will have to go before me.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you for your lovely sharing, Manja.

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