Very Tall Trees

Very Tall Trees

by Laura J. Bobrow

One day I stood under a very tall tree.
The leaves were so high I could hardly see them, and I’m certain the
     leaves couldn’t see me.
"Well," I thought, "I’d like to be higher."
So I went and got the wheelbarrow, a rickety old box,
     and a rubber tire.
It took a lot of thinking to get them arranged just right,
And they almost reached to the very first branch … but not quite.
So then I got a telephone book, the watering can and a chair.
And when they were all together, I said to myself, "There."
I said to myself, with one foot in the barrow,
"I’ll just climb up this tree and go visit a sparrow."
There’s no trick to balancing on a rickety old box
If you know how to rick when the rickety box rocks.
If Mother could see me, I thought, on this tire,
"Why, where in the world are you going?" she’d inquire.
And I practiced my very most I-Don’t-Care look
As I stood on one hand on the telephone book.
But then, when I got to the watering can,
It wasn’t as easy as when I began.
I had one foot on the handle, and one on the spout,
And I wasn’t afraid. I was looking about.
I waved to the birds. I breathed some air,
And I could have made it up on to the chair,
When along came the breeze,
Which tickled my knees,
And I started to sneeze,
And kerplunk! I fell down as nice as you please.

Which is what is the matter with very tall trees.

Have a beautiful day!


17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Touch
    Jun 20, 2009 @ 14:41:32

    Gorgeous, Rhonda!


  2. ♬ŠŨŇ
    Jun 20, 2009 @ 16:41:48

    Rhonda, that was lovely. You did make me chuckle, thank you. Love and hugs Xx


  3. nita
    Jun 20, 2009 @ 17:05:03

    interesting post, trees can say a lot, have a good weekend, god bless – nita


  4. Kimmy
    Jun 20, 2009 @ 17:09:52

    LOL I love it! That tree on the bottom is just gorgeous. Is that moss?


  5. Joe
    Jun 20, 2009 @ 17:45:39

    I love trees, this whole blog reminds me of the day when as a young man I\’d climb every single tree I could find. We lived in Oklahoma for a while near a little forest that was just the ticket. Delightful pictures you have here as well, thanks for stirring some very pleasant memories.


  6. Beth
    Jun 20, 2009 @ 18:16:31

    Wonderful!! Thank you.


  7. Samantha
    Jun 20, 2009 @ 19:18:21

    Amazing…..thank you


  8. Angel eyes
    Jun 20, 2009 @ 19:42:58

    wonderful rhonda blessings angel eyes


  9. Sue
    Jun 20, 2009 @ 19:59:46

    This great RhondaHope your having a good weekendTake careSue


  10. Why
    Jun 21, 2009 @ 01:33:03

    Beautiful blog…trees are magnificant…some of the ones I have seen in special parks where you can go & see how old they have grow to so far simply mystify me. What a wonderful world we live in Rhonda…hugs from your friend Valerie x0x


  11. Princess
    Jun 21, 2009 @ 02:06:12

    Yo Rhonda! Aaaaaw, I that took me straight back 2 my childhood, when I really did used 2 do things like that! When I didna evaluate Health & Safety issues like I do now! hehehehhehe! Thank u 4 the trip down mem lane. Great Pics! Hope u have a lovely Sunday! Luv PF XXX


  12. Polly
    Jun 21, 2009 @ 02:43:33

    Thanx for bringing a smile to my face Rhonda .wonderful blog ..hugs xx


  13. Cynical
    Jun 21, 2009 @ 09:18:34

    My tree house tried to kill me when I was about 8.Peace, Doc


  14. Rhonda
    Jun 21, 2009 @ 09:58:23

    Doc…you are just too much…killer treehouses..LOL!


  15. Sue
    Jun 21, 2009 @ 12:58:55

    Great poem! Some trees are just not meant to be climbed. We\’ve got some monster Redwoods out here in CA…


  16. Captain
    Jun 22, 2009 @ 01:31:13

    Nice kind of poetic curiosity killed the cat kind of story. I was going to say: \’I wonder what it\’s like to stand around all day for hundreds of years?\’ But then I just remembered I\’ve been to the bank before :O)Q: xxx


  17. Here I Am
    Jun 24, 2009 @ 00:55:42

    And a smile you brought to my face. Love the photo looking up that big old tree. I love new perspective of looking at thing. Hugs Carrie


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