fruitful living

an apple tree
offered branch for me
a horse, a hide-out,
a place to spy
what neighbors
were doing in
yards nearby

an apple tree
held sweet memory
a visit by grandma
and grandpa to us;
we peeled and we
canned with more
smiles than fuss

an apple tree
is a treasury
even the apples
that fall, my grands
pick up to throw
to the cows, more
than enough for all

an apple tree
grows with family
to plant and prune,
climb and nurture;
to make plans for
sauce and pie
in the future




Thanks to Mish for serving up a “fruity” prompt at dVerse Poets pub this week…

20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ken / rivrvlogr
    Sep 24, 2021 @ 15:00:49

    We had three apple trees in our yard. My children loved climbing them. πŸ™‚


  2. sanaarizvi
    Sep 24, 2021 @ 13:14:06

    Oh my heart this is absolutely lovely! I resonate with; “an apple tree grows with family to plant and prune, climb and nurture.”πŸ’πŸ’


  3. Dora
    Sep 23, 2021 @ 11:48:44

    Your grandchildren are beautiful! An apple tree is not just an apple tree, is it? Loved the details in the poem that brought all its treasures to life and point to the future.


  4. ben Alexander
    Sep 23, 2021 @ 06:23:36

    So so loving and lovely πŸ’˜
    Well penned, Lynn.



  5. Vandana Sharma
    Sep 22, 2021 @ 21:08:05

    A beautiful heartfelt tribute to the apple tree and a the trees.


  6. BjΓΆrn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Sep 22, 2021 @ 14:37:18

    It sounds like the apple tree is a family member.


  7. Beverly Crawford
    Sep 22, 2021 @ 13:44:59

    Ah, we have so much for which to thank Johnny Appleseed!


  8. Mish
    Sep 22, 2021 @ 12:51:31

    This moved me just thinking about how such a simple apple tree can create so many memories. Beautiful grandchildren you have. πŸ™‚


  9. M Jay Dixit
    Sep 22, 2021 @ 10:17:41

    This is beautiful and so touching!


  10. Helen Dehner
    Sep 22, 2021 @ 10:11:12

    This is a gorgeous ode to Apple Tree! The photo is enchanting.


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