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James Roof silk tassel is a beautiful evergreen tree/shrub that has these wonderful long, silky catkins hanging down at the end of winter. I have a very tiny one in my yard, about a foot tall. I don't want to think about how many years I will have to wait to be able to see its beautiful display.

The brainstorm.

Silk tassel
nature's icicles
tree feathers
tree hair
tree feathers dangle
dance in the breeze
nature's tinsel
catkins dangle in the breeze
silk tassles dance in the breeze
living icicles
let the party start
party can begin
nature decorates
let the party start
wearing fancy clothes
catkins dangle in the breeze
nature's icicles
catkins dangle in the breeze
sunday best display
let the dance begin,
silky catkins sway with the breeze
catkins dressed in silkiness
catkins dressed in finest silk
putting on the ritz

Silk Tassel
putting on the ritz
catkins dress in finest silk
let the dance begin

--- Susan Taylor Brown
      April 21, 2009

@copyright Susan Taylor Brown 2009

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( 8 comments — Leave comment )
April 22nd, 2009 09:14 am (UTC)
April 23rd, 2009 06:08 am (UTC)
Thanks, Jama.
April 22nd, 2009 11:22 am (UTC)
I think that I have finally seen a poem as lovely as a tree. :)
April 23rd, 2009 06:08 am (UTC)
You are very kind!
April 22nd, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
April 23rd, 2009 06:08 am (UTC)
Thank you.
July 4th, 2009 09:41 am (UTC)
haiku about national symbols
can you please give me examples of haikus about national symbols
July 4th, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
Re: haiku about national symbols
I'm sorry I don't know any such examples off the top of my head. I would try Google and put haiku "national symbols" into the search box. Good luck.
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

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