The Tree

Green tree, bright green tree,
dancing joy,
joyous seed,
resting on a lush, green sea.

The bells and bows,
the matchless lights,
shift like lightning,
sing like snow.

Tinsel twirls, bright green tree,
the dancing joy,
the joyous light,
twist and sing on the lush green sea.

Bright green tree,
we watch and wait,
watch and wow,
watch and bow,
waiting, watching the lush green sea.

The angel lauds,
applauds and then

a pause.

Ben Plunkett

Greetings from the booming metropolis that is Pleasant View, Tennessee. I am a man of constant spiritual highs and spiritual lows. I pray that I serve God at my highest even when I am lowest. Ben was a founding member of Rambling Ever On and a regular contributor and editor until his untimely death in April 2020. We wrote a tribute to him, but the best tribute you can give him would be to read all the wonderful poems, short stories, book reviews, theological essays, and ridiculous satire pieces he wrote for us. Pass them on to others and maybe allow Ben to inspire you to write something yourself.

5 thoughts on “The Tree

  • December 14, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Ben, I realize that poetry is not going to generate a bunch of discussion and debate, but I am so glad you write it for the site.

  • December 14, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Thanks, Phill. And thank you Phill and company for letting me do it.

  • December 15, 2016 at 8:56 am

    I as well think the poems provide a nice contrast to some of the crazier articles I’ve written this December.

  • December 6, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Thanks, Ben. I am grateful for “the poet in your soul.”

    • December 6, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      And I am very thankful for your always ready and very well thought out words of encouragement, Mr. Lytle.


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