What a Tree Can Do

I drown my breakfast
pancakes in syrup
but the dog still wants
more lapping up the sweet

Outside our window a maple
grows bright with pride
blushing her stately beauty
from green to orange to red

Waving in the breeze
as the Earth tilts
around the honey Sun
marking each season

(This poem was written with my friends at Waltonwood Lake Boone after I read some of my favorite tree poems to them to celebrate Earth Day. Robert Lee Brewer’s prompt for today was really an afterthought.)

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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15 Responses to What a Tree Can Do

  1. ivor20 says:

    Happy ‘earth-day’ Bart …

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  2. JeanMarie says:

    A lovely collaboration. A
    Honey sun, very sweet

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  3. Cassa Bassa says:

    Good feed for my taste buds and eyes.

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  4. anitashope says:

    Wonderful vision.

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  5. Gorgeous Bart!💕

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  6. Bridgette says:

    What a lovely poem! It makes me feel warm and cozy.

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  7. Heidi-Marie says:

    Lovely poem

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