Apple Tree Advantages

Like bright pink sails on a blue-green sea
My apple tree’s a sight to see
In blossom-time.
But loveliness
All trees possess:
My apple’s charms
I’ll count for you –
My apple tree can shelter me
On a drizzly day in May.
One bough supports a hammock
Where I sometimes lie all day;
Round silhouettes of green
Provoke a very pleasant dream;
Apples against a clear blue sky
Whisper a future Sunday pie.
In autumn too my apple tree
Gets lopped and gives sweet wood to me,
Then smoke like incense fills my home…
As visiting addicts cough and groan
Gleefully I pile on more
For nicotine we all deplore.
‘Change to applewood’ I say;
They haven’t yet but may one day.

Shelter, shade and beauty;
Wood warmth, scent and sound;
Sweet dreams in my hammock
Swinging high above the ground;
Gourmet meals in autumn;
Revenge on smoking friends –
The advantages of apple trees
Really have no end.
So thank you lovely apple tree
You fill my senses up
And me.

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