Amazing Kids! Magazine

Olive Tree Sonnet

by Isabella Taylor, Staff Writer




The sagacity of gnarled and twisted bark
As a dynasty of Kinglets soar by
The tree that feeds children doth Sophocles remark
This magnanimous gift of Athena do not deny
Cloaked in a marigold lichen cape
Superfluous emerald leaves underside alabaster
Exquisitely pressed as if a mere grape
Food, oil, wood my mighty Master
Take to your chambers in grove
Luxuriate in your bath of vinegar brine
Pollen-laden anthers in ivory repose
Symbol of goodness and purity sublime
Yet just a bitter fruit to behold
In an eccentric disguise of liquid amber gold