Friday, October 28, 2011

A Verse: The Oaks of the Allée at Brookgreen Gardens (Myrtle Beach, SC)

The Oaks of the Allée at Brookgreen Gardens

by Lori Lipsky

In dignified poses
Stout oak trees stand
Evenly spaced
Along either side
The pristine path

And every age
Of human heart
Strolls past
The distinguished oaks
In reverent hush

PD via Wikimedia

Our family took a trip to the Southeast a couple of summers ago. The purpose was to tour two colleges. Myrtle Beach, SC was located geographically between the two schools so we made a family vacation of the trip. 

The four of us spent part of one day at Brookgreen Gardens. It's one of the most gorgeous spots on earth--has to be. My favorite part of Brookgreen was the Oak Allee. I ran across some vacations photos a few months ago, and our family photos of the Oak Allee inspired the poem above. 

Have a beautiful weekend.


Suef said...

Lori, I love the poem and the photo!

Crafty Green Poet said...

wonderfully impressive trees, very 'dignified' as your poem says!

Robin J. Steinweg said...

Gorgeous! Both the allee and your poem!

ScheltyDebate said...

Yay for photos that inspire poetry! Kudos on both counts! :)

The Prude said...

Wonderful, wonderful. Both the poem and the picture make me want to go there.

Lori Lipsky said...

Thanks all for the kind, encouraging comments.