18 December, 2009

"Little Tree . . . "

little tree

by: e.e. cummings (1894-1962)

little tree
little silent Christmas tree
you are so little
you are more like a flower
who found you in the green forest
and were you very sorry to come away?
see i will comfort you
because you smell so sweetly
i will kiss your cool bark
and hug you safe and tight
just as your mother would,
only don't be afraid
look the spangles
that sleep all the year in a dark box
dreaming of being taken out and allowed to shine,
the balls the chains red and gold the fluffy threads,
put up your little arms
and i'll give them all to you to hold
every finger shall have its ring
and there won't be a single place dark or unhappy
then when you're quite dressed
you'll stand in the window for everyone to see
and how they'll stare!
oh but you'll be very proud
and my little sister and i will take hands
and looking up at our beautiful tree
we'll dance and sing
"Noel Noel"
A favourite poem of mine.



La Petite Gallery said...

O.K. You want a smile on your face..

You better stop making out with trees,
I don't care if she is a christmas tree. HO HO HO
No kidding, it really was
lovely writing.

Yvonne in Maine an ( OLD )designer

Merry Christmas!! etcetera, etc,

Mary Kay Andrews said...

e.e. cummings--one of my favorite poets, but i didn't know this lovely one. thanks so much for an enchanting post!

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Renae said...

Great poem and I love the tree!
Merry Christmas Scot!

tartanscot said...

And Happy Christmas to all of you as well!


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