TREE-mendous FUN


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Photo : ‘… in Devon ‘ – WHB

TREE-mendous FUN

“I love you”, said ELM to HAZEL,

“Shall I comPEAR you to a summer’s day?
rough winds, they shake the darling buds of MAY,
and summer’s LEAVES have far too short a DATE;

but my FIR will keep YEW warm in winter;
then let us produce HAZE-ELM-lets,
or, if you preFIR,
maybe we’ll make ELM-HAZEL-ets together.”

“But I am PLANE”, HAZEL said,
“and you are SPRUCE,
and I PINE for a HOLLY-day,
For the BEECHES of my youth;
… so, before I become
just ASHes in a BOX
I will be, AS-PEN to paper,
and I WILL-OWe you this one poem.”

“OAK – HAY”, Elm said

So the PEAR of them
ROSE up
and BRANCHED off to WOODstock,
where they lived APPLE-y ever after.

 

[  with apologies to Mr. W. Shakespeare for bowdlerising his Sonnet # 18   ]

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26 thoughts on “TREE-mendous FUN

  1. Roland, you are a clever ” Chap ” , by using the Elm and Hazel and Shakespeare you manage to create a fun poem that really is a love poem. In disguise. 🙂
    A wonderful fairytale.
    miriam

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