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Lemon Tree   1 comment

On a sunny morn
In February
Four years plus we did
Plant our lemon tree
Lisbon by name, strong
By fame.

Each year in the spring
We lovingly watched
Beautiful blossoms
Providing no fruit
Growing only more
By hope.

Was our emotion
Soon to surrender
To anxiety
From winter’s record

Slowly leaves fall
Signaling despair
Overcome by hope
The tree will survive
A winter of the

Not so was its fate
Spring having arrived
No signs of growth
Patiently we watch
Finally the day came


Posted April 4, 2010 by kenneturner in Poetry

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Our Lonely, But Lovely Lemon Tree   Leave a comment

Lemon Tree June 2009  7340 - 2009-06-24 at 11-41-44 art blogBlue Lemon Tree

Our Lonely, But Lovely Lemon Tree

The time was long to pass
after each dropped from the tree
Last season so few blossoms
With even fewer lemons
This too was a lesson
Of our lonely lemon tree.

We passed that summer
Providing attention and care
To the poor lemon tree
Warding off the evils
That may do harm
To our lonely lemon tree.

Then in late winter
Many sweet blossoms
Covered our lemon tree
Our hearts were again
Filled with love
For our lovely lemon tree.

Shining in the sunlight
As bees sucked sweetness
from the lemon flower and
little lemons began to appear
to be gazed upon each morning
beneath our lovely lemon tree.

Then one day the lemons
Began to fall from the tree
Leaving witness to another year
Sadder but wiser now
From this common tale but true
Of our lonely lemon tree.


(Note: For you Botanical folks, I have been treating the tree as prescribed by knowledgeable people, but as you can see in this link there are several possible causes for our problems. Suggestions are most welcomed. And, I cause you are wondering, our tree’s leaves are not blue but look much like those pictured in the link.)

Posted June 24, 2009 by kenneturner in Art, Photography, Poetry

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