Michael Shepherd

(8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

0240 The Poet and the Tree


Tenderly
under the tree's shade
the poet wrote;

wishing
that his poems
might have the grace
of the tree.

the tree heard
the poet's wish
and gave itself,
to share his book
leaf for leaf
for as long
as his poems lived

and so it was

Submitted: Thursday, June 30, 2005
Edited: Friday, July 14, 2006

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