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

Love—

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……

7 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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  2. As you know, dear Annabel, I love your poetry. And, as I often experience in the presence of your wisdom, artfulness and great beauty, I’ve been inspired to write a poem in response. Wishing for you a beautiful day, my friend. 😇🌷

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      1. You are very sweet, Annabel, and I think you bring out the best in me. There are times, though, when my cheeks ache from smiling so much 😉 Thank you my friend 🌷

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