The Woman Who Planted Trees

Photograph taken at Winterthur Museum during the Crown exhibition in 2017.

I am the woman who planted a tree for the jubilee.

While on holiday at Balmoral Castle my son and I were delighted to place the Copper Beech into the soil.

Their deep purple leaves will make quite an impression as time passes.

My passion has always been trees, plants and flowers.

I was the princess who climbed up the African tree house and walked out the next morning as your queen.

Digging in the soil I am more of a country girl at heart than a monarch.

I have planted trees my entire rein.

In memory or in honor of the millions of people that I so dearly love.

I am the woman who planted trees to give others a sense of comfort.

Something to look up and wonder reaching to the skies above.

I am the woman who planted trees for all to enjoy their bountiful fruits.

I am the woman who planted trees that must leave you for now.

For I see every tree that we all planted is making our world so beautiful.

Giving you a sign that all is well with God’s double rainbow.

I am the woman who planted trees and I humbly enjoyed every moment of this life.

Godspeed until we meet again.

I had other plans for the weekly prompt to which I will still complete at another time. But in light of the passing of Queen Elizabeth this afternoon . This dedication poem is my way of sending out condolences to her family and the British people around the world.


  1. Sadje says:

    Beautiful tribute Mary


      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome


  2. SueW says:

    Oh, Mary Anne – Thank you so much for such a beautiful tribute. 🙂

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    1. You are so welcome. I believe Queen Elizabeth meant so very much to us all.

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      1. SueW says:

        So many people from so many countries showing love and respect. thank you, Mary Anne

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