Posted in March 2016, Monoku

The Tree

Monoku poem about a favorite tree
Original Poetry and Photographs by Leona J. Atkinson ©2016

“The Tree” was a beautiful addition to my daughter’s yard. In the springtime it was full of beautiful pink flowers, in the summer it provided welcome shade from the hot sun, and it’s big branch held a swing for the kids.  But…over the years, with all the Oregon rain, it began to bend and break, it’s roots just couldn’t hold on any longer and finally last winter during a bad storm it fell.  Now, all that is left of it is pictures, a sweet memory, firewood and it’s stump, where one green shoot is now growing up, perhaps to be it’s replacement.


A born and raised Midwesterner who traveled to Oregon in 2006 via the Oregon Trail route, fell in love with Oregon and now call it home. I am retired and pursuing my life long dream of becoming a Freelance Inspirational Writer.

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