Sunday, April 5, 2009

My Magnolia Tree



In my backyard I have a Magnolia tree
It is like an old, reliable, trusted friend
Elevating my disposition by many degrees
On its presence… I increasingly depend


As gray winter snow melts and goes away
Its upward stretching branches reassure
Soon sweet-smelling blooms will be on their way
The air fills with a fragrance that is a miracle cure


The blue sky is full of sunbeams and clarity
My heart is gladdened as I walk much taller
In your company, I am blessed with prosperity
The joy you bring outshines a million dollars


Your abundance of blushing flowers amazes me
You have generously outdone yourself this year
Unselfishly you give your beauty…it’s absolutely free
Today feels like a celebration as I applaud and cheer


4/21/08 Theresa Moore

17 comments:

silicadesign.Catherine Letendre said...

This will happen soon in Montréal. Qc.Canada... in a month or so!!!! I can't wait to see it.

sybilbrun said...

Where is that gorgeous tree in your yard?? I didn't see it! I absolutely LOVE Magnolia trees! :-)

Erin said...

Magnolias are my favorite and my best. :)

dongdong said...

I love magnolia tree. What a lovely poem. I thought you wrote that until the line at the bottom. :)

Thanks to Fauna for leaving comments for Sunny. She loves it when Fauna leaves her a comment. First time, it was a big, happy surprise.

Dawn said...

Beautiful poem, and you're so lucky to have a Magnolia tree in your yard!

Lisa said...

Syb, we have 2 young ones on the North side of the yard tucked cozily among the white pine and spruce trees. It's protected from the wind there.

Crunchy Christian Mom said...

How lovely. :)

Thank you for your reply to my question about organizing! Keeping ideas in a notebook is a good one!

Shady Lady said...

Beautiful photos, beautiful girl, beautiful tree.

Mom and Kiddo said...

I love magnolias! I need to get over to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to see their display.

Tara said...

This is so funny... my husband and I were talking about magnolia trees last night and how much I love them.

Pictures are beautiful!

The Magic Onions said...

Yes, magnolias are new to me but I am awed by their braveness.

jane said...

What a pretty post. You make me happy! Un beso.

kristin said...

oh i do love magnolia trees! and another beautiful poem :)

Anet said...

Very pretty! I would love a magnolia tree.

Shona Leah said...

I feel the same about my silvermaple in the backyard, isn't it funny how a tree can be so comforting!

Marina said...

I LOVE this! Especially as I did the mother of all impulse buys this week and came home with a Magnolia tree that dear hubby will plant this weekend. They are so lovely, thank you for the wonderful poem (which I may have to steal) and gorgeous photos.

Leanne said...

Such amazing huge blooms on bare trees....magnolia's are just stunning aren;t they!