If I love you—

I will never be a clinging trumpet creeper

Using your heigh boughs to show off my height


If I love you—

I will never be a spoony bird

Repeating the monotonous song for the green shade


Nor the spring

Bringing the cool solace all year long

Nor a steep peak

Increasing your highness, reflecting your imminence

Even the sunlight

Even the spring rain

No, all these are not sufficient


I must be a ceiba tree beside you

Be the image of a tree standing together with you

Our roots, entwined underground

Our leaves, touching in the cloud

With each gust of wind

We greet each other

But nobody

Can understand our words


You have your iron body

Like a knife, a sword, as well as halberd

I have my crimson flowers

Like a heavy sigh

And a valiant torch

We will share cold, storms, and thunder

We will enjoy brume, mist, and neons


Seemingly always apart

But forever together


Only this can be great love

The loyalty is here


I love not only your strapping stature

But also your firm stand, the earth beneath you

A couple walk under Oak trees. If I love you.

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Posted by:Annabel

Just a woman who writes her heart out, unapologetically……

2 replies on “To The Oak Tree

  1. I found a quote from this poem in a pack of scrapbooking materials. I had to know the rest of of poem. You write beautifully! I’m happy to have found this blog.

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    1. Thank you so much, Jessica! I am grateful for your kind words💕. For this specific poem, I didn’t write it, I translated it into English since I found it so beautiful and inspiring… (I need to make a note about it later)

      I compose almost all the poems in my blog, yet I think there’s 3 poems I translated and shared with my readers. Thank you for appreciating and happy to have you here!😃🥂🥰

      — Annabel


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