Analysis of A Nod To The Silver Birch!

Glenn Lumb 1952 (Norwich)

Dressed for winter in your sprinkle of snowflakes,
Like sequins glistening in light,
The slumber of humble sleepiness
Caresses December nights!

Squirrels rummage free in your branches,
Nimble with athletic skill,
Escape from predator advances
If they chance an opportunist kill!

The White Owl acknowledges your presence,
It's very essence is a privilege to receive,
Perched on your bough in his wisdom,
A vision to cherish with esteem!

Holly, holy evidence from surroundings,
Red berries redder than all year,
The rich green of ivy revival,
Twigs entwined as hands resigned to prayer!

The sacrificial shedding of dry leaves,
Naked branches dance in wicked winds,
The sky reclines, resigned to emotion
As atmospheric clouds are gathering!

Silver Birch, matured, majestic,
Enduring years of naturalistic change,
A veteran in a world that's never settling,
A survivor in arriving decades!

Poetic Form
Metre 1110011011 11010001 010110100 0100101 101010110 1010101 011100010 11110101 0110100110 110101010101 11110110 010110101 10101001010 11010111 011110010 101110111 001010111 101010101 0101011010 101011100 10101010 0101100101 0100001110100 0010001001
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 866
Words 137
Sentences 6
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4
Lines Amount 24
Letters per line (avg) 30
Words per line (avg) 6
Letters per stanza (avg) 120
Words per stanza (avg) 23
Font size:

Submitted by RhymMan! on April 11, 2021

41 sec read

Glenn Lumb

Born in Norwich/Norfolk many years ago but still rolling on as you do despite the many challenges you face in life. Juggling with words I find highly therapeutic and harmless so let`s carry on, eh! more…

All Glenn Lumb poems | Glenn Lumb Books

1 fan

Discuss this Glenn Lumb poem analysis with the community:



    Use the citation below to add this poem analysis to your bibliography:


    "A Nod To The Silver Birch!" STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 20 Mar. 2023. <>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    March 2023

    Poetry Contest

    Enter our monthly contest for the chance to win cash prizes and gain recognition for your talent.



    Are you a poetry master?

    How may lines and syllables are in a Japanese Waka poem?
    • A. 50 syllables in 7 lines
    • B. 15 syllables in 7 lines
    • C. 30 syllables in every other line
    • D. 31 syllables in five lines