Thursday, October 29, 2020

The Tulip Tree

 


The Tulip Tree


Embroidered with flowers

and hammock slung

I dream

through a summer's day 

and flit between

sun-lighted stillness

and the love-notes of birds.


by Margaret Bednar, October 29, 20202

Linked with "Poets and Storytellers United - Weekly Scribblings #43 - Found Poems & Erasures"


This poem is an erasure poem from an old book "Quiet Hours with Nature" Mrs. Brightwen (1904).   The chapter  on "The Tulip Tree" runs 7 pages with two beautiful illustrations.  

4 comments:

Jim said...

Fun, Margaret. I think thst I could "dream through a summer day." I'll try this if I catch the COVID-19 any time soon.
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Lisa said...

This is so beautiful. "sun-lighted stillness" and "love-notes of birds" are just lovely words.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

This is just utterly gorgeous!

Jim said...

Autumn days also, I just left our 100 year-old cousin's. Her backyared neighbor had a hammock and a trampoline for the little boy who stays during the day. Just about every day she would be gently swinging the boy in the hammock. Note: our cousin in Baton Rouge, LA, fell getting her paper from the driveway and broke her wrist, right hand. We were spelling her caretakers.
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