The Amazing Sycamore Tree

#ThursdayTreeLove is a photo feature on Parul Thakur’s blog and is hosted on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.

I’m delighted to be taking part in Parul’s series because as some of you know, I am a lover of nature and I regularly take photos of trees.

This photo was taken last September in Belleek forest in Ballina Co. Mayo – actually just inside the gates of Belleek Castle

Sycamore Tree

If trees could talk (maybe they do) this is what I think the sycamore tree would say to me!

The Amazing Sycamore Tree

I watch you nearly every day

Strolling along the forest path

You often stop and stare awhile

I know my beauty makes you smile.

Perhaps today you’ll sit with me

With me, the amazing sycamore tree.


Come sit against my peeling trunk

There’s a little spot here just for you

Upon the twigs and creeping ivy

And golden leaves of vibrant hue.


I’ll shade you from the September sun

And shield you from the autumn breeze

You can sit and watch the peeping squirrels

The singing birds and buzzing bees.


Close your eyes, stay very close

Listen very clear

Let me tell you what I know

Let me whisper in your ear.


I have stories to tell and secrets to share

Myths about Goblins and truths that will scare.

I know all the fairies that live in the trees

They play and they frolic, they laugh and they tease.


The ghosts of Belleek are wandering free

Concealed behind cloaks of invisibility

The spirits of nature caress and beguile

They slow down your mind and help you to smile.


My weary leaves alas are dying

No longer safe from a gusty gale

Softly falling to the ground

To find their place on the woody trail.


I hope tomorrow you’ll come again

And spare some time to sit with me

Bring some friends and let them see

Me, the amazing sycamore tree.

19 thoughts on “The Amazing Sycamore Tree

  1. That is such a gorgeous tree and that picture does full justice to what your eyes would have seen. I love it!
    Your poem and the idea that if trees could talk feels so real. Beautiful entry, Gloria and I am happy you joined. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you Parul. I’ve been taking photos of trees with you in mind ever since. I shall go through them and submit again. Been keeping a bit quiet on my blog recently. New mojo!! 😉

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  2. I loved this poem. It reminded me of my childhood love of trees. Climbing in them, just sitting in them and sometimes just sitting underneath them appreciating the shade while I read a book.

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