Ancient Oak felled in Bishopstoke

Felled oak tree trunk Bishopstoke

A mighty oak has finally been felled at the junction of Itchen Avenue and
Bracken Crescent in Bishopstoke.

I thought a little poem might be cool as the tree is about 250 years old so
I wrote this.

“I stand by the stump
of an ancient tree,

this mighty old oak

stood here long before me,

it fell as an acorn

in George’s reign,

in a hedge by a field

near some Bishopstoke lane,

from the branch of an oak

which Drake could have seen,

Is this all that remains

of what England has been?”

Peter Stewart


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