Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Stories of Trees

birch, elm, maple

trees have grown
across the continents of my life

eucalyptus, cedar, pine

transplanted sometimes
into new gardens

oak, poplar, succulent

resin oozes as
rings in the trunk tell time

wild cherry, mulberry, plum

roots silently delve,
while some trees die

weeping willow

many leaves in colder climes
turn colour and fall

but our deciduous branches
start to bud mid-winter

jacaranda, avocado, yellowwood 

and there are always saplings
in the undergrowth

Jenneth Graser

Photography Rob Mulally Unsplash

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