Monday, May 28, 2018

Spring in the Smokies--By Tom Davis--United States

Spring in the Smokies

Spring rains soak
the Smokies,
swelling the Tuckasegee.

An ancient sycamore
leans like the Tower of Pisa
from the river’s bank.
Soon, huge green leaves will unfurl.

How long can its roots
hold fast against its weight?
Only Mother Nature
and the tree knows for sure,
and they aren’t talking.

Tom Davis lives in Webster, NC and his work has been published in numerous venues. He authored several books which can be found at Tom has recently completed his memoir, The Most Fun I Ever Had With My Clothes On: A March from Private to Colonel. Tom is the publisher for Old Mountain Press since 1992.


  1. Dear Tom,

    I like your seasonal poems about the Smokies, another very nice write.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes,

  2. Enjoyed your piece Tom, thanks for sharing with us.

  3. love this, especially the last line, ha ha

  4. Hi Tom,
    I really enjoyed this, your description was so vivid I wanted to be there. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Hi Tom. Your poem makes me want to be in the Smokies right now. Nicely done. Thank you for sharing. Continued blessings!


  6. I liked this title Tom,
    To writing content of walking doing no talking
    Knight Writer