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Connections: January 28.17

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vh-2016-11-36-old-treeCrumpled

something tall and proud

lies felled

death took it

then blade

now knelled

in crackling whisper

as kin mark

their own sure geld

respectfully distant

from remnants

sentinel’d

in tender long shadows

shrouded

farewelled.

More thanks to the S.W. Berg Photo Archives,

Vernon Hill Gallery.

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2 thoughts on “Connections: January 28.17

  1. I am a tree hugger from way back. But when those gorgeous creatures come down, they sure can devastate structures. And, when they come down and you look at the shallow root structure, you wonder how they stood for as long as they did. There are piles like this down here from Hurricane Matthew in October. They are everywhere.

    • What a sight that must be — all those trees uprooted and cut. What a reminder — as though we needed it — of the force and heft of a tree coming down. Indeed, some root systems do make you wonder how in the world the tree ever stood at all. I think this one just gave in to old age.

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