Monday, 2 March 2009

A tree, lovely or magnificent

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree...
Emily Dickinson

These lines came to mind as I was working under the big walnut tree that stands sentry by my gate. I'm not sure I would describe it as "lovely", which to me carries a sense of delicacy, of femininity. I rather see it as magnificent, a word which, to my mind, carries strength and majesty.

What do you think?


Anonymous said...

Magnificent, for sure! In winter at least... in spring maybe they are lovely rather than magnificent.

Molly Potter said...

Marvellous, majestic and magnificent to name a few appropriate adjectives.

I love trees!! I was brilliant at climbing them when I was about 12.

Is that really there for you to look at each day?

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