Sunday, November 11, 2007

Lemon Tree Prophecy.


She got sick.
The lemon tree’s leaves withered
She went to the doctor.
We called in a tree surgeon
She started chemotherapy.
The surgeon lopped off diseased limbs
Her dry skin cracked. The new shoots withered
Her toes turned black. Cut down to a stump.
Prognosis negative. We dug up the roots

Now we wait...............................................!

17 comments:

smarmoofus said...

I love the image! It suits the 55 well.

S said...

Ah well I wish you lemons!

lime said...

i'm so sorry. may the love you've shown her bear fruit though.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

When I was just a lad of ten, my father said to me,
Come here and learn a lesson from the lovely lemon tree.
Don’t put your faith in love, my boy, my father said to me,
I fear you’ll find that love is like the lovely lemon tree.

Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.

Travis said...

I hope all turns out well.

Jocelyn said...

I feel she'll rebound beautifully. Sometimes it takes that drastic paring down before new life can find its space.

Miss Understood said...

Fingers crossed!

Queenie said...

Its always a miracal how some things will grow.

val said...

I hope this isn't for real. How could you bear more sadness?

ann said...

whatever it is that drives you, Cathy your words get better and better; this is a beautiful piece of writing, whether literal or metaphoric

lotsa luv ann xxxxx

Blancodeviosa said...

you are certainly good at this!! very nice one..

puerileuwaite said...

But it's got ... high hopes! It's got ... high hopes!

Oh wait. I just realized that's for Rubber Tree Plants.

Nevermind then. Carry on.

Pauline said...

What a strange coincidence. You know how I feel about your situation and that the whole family is behind you (so if you could just move up a bit..it's awfully cramped in here) love to yaya and that's as mushy as I'm getting here so etc. etc. etc.!

snowelf said...

Cathy, that is so endearing.

--snow

cathy said...

smarmoofus, it is a lovely picture but I may be breaching copyright laws by using it.

susie, thanks susie.

lime, ah! when the lemons are all gone, thank goodness there is lime :)

ss nick, lemons may not be sweet but they are amazingly versatile and have a myriad of uses.

travis, ever the optimist!

jocelyn, It wouldn't be the first time she has surprised us.

miss understood, just so.

queenie, it would take a miracle.

val, it is sadly for real and there's more.

ann, I think you know what drives me, and you.

blanco, thanks and hang in there.

puerileuwaite, you are a nut pug!

pauline, Is that you resting your keyboard on my bum?

snowelf, umm...I worry about you sometimes.

Top cat said...

Very very nice. I love the way you play with words.:)
tc

TK Kerouac said...

Beautiful, and the picture too.