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The Old Dead Tree, By David Harris

The dead Tree
An old dead tree, Kilkenny woodlands
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

The Old Dead Tree

By : David Harris

The old dead tree stood
gnarled weather torn;
its limbs were now brittle.
What stories could it tell
of the centuries it had lived,
the passing lives it had seen,
and the storms it had weathered
when it was young and strong.
When its foliage was green
and gave shelter from the rain.
Now it stands bare and broken,
a sorry sight to be seen.
It must have been beautiful
when it was young
with its canopy of green,
and a nesting place for little birds
among its evergreen.
Now they only used it
as a resting place whenever they pass by.
The old dead tree,
which had seen so much life.

6 responses

  1. Very nice blend of the poem and your picture!!!

    January 16, 2014 at 7:04 pm

  2. Beautiful photo Nigel, really captivating

    January 16, 2014 at 7:54 pm

  3. Wow! So amazingly blue sky and beautiful old wood.

    January 17, 2014 at 12:16 am

  4. Beautiful!

    January 21, 2014 at 7:10 am

    • Thank you Anne πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Very pleased you enjoyed πŸ™‚ !!!

      January 23, 2014 at 10:11 am

    • Hello Anne πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you !!!! πŸ™‚

      January 23, 2014 at 10:13 am

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