The Tree

I stood still and was a tree amid the wood,
Knowing the truth of things unseen before;
Of Daphne and the laurel bow
And that god-feasting couple old
that grew elm-oak amid the wold.
'Twas not until the gods had been
Kindly entreated, and been brought within
Unto the hearth of their heart's home
That they might do this wonder thing;
Nathless I have been a tree amid the wood
And many a new thing understood
That was rank folly to my head before.

by Ezra Pound

Comments (13)

another nice poem of yours. very true God is there for us in good and bad.
I am a dreamer to an endless highway of love, of hope and faith... Go on dreamer with hope and faith. God will lead your way to love and light..... Beautiful and simple poem very well written. Thanks for sharing your journey of dreams. Best Wishes Naseer
Nicely composed with a forthright expression of feelings and convictions. Worth sharing.
Very nice write filled with much inspiration, penned with a very touching flow....Very good and always enjoy your writtings..
Astatement of honest faith here Meggie and your passion for your God shows through in such a moving way..... a fine poem....10 from Fay...
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