Poems: Family Tree & The Day The Music Died

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 10, 10 Apr 2012, topics:  Two for Tuesday–  a tree poem and a forest poem

(form:  lune)

Family Tree

growing and spreading
roots run deep
a family’s tree


The Day The Music Died

great, wide trunks
topped with expansive branches
and innumerable leaves,
thick, strong roots
diving deep into the soil
and spreading wide, entwining
with the roots of another
stout-bodied giant,
tapering as it climbs high,
burdened with a plethora
of needles and cones
that mingle with the leaves
and branches of another
grand, ancient sentinel;
a patternless dance of trees
that ends with the music
of the chainsaw


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