Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

0241 The Poet Tree


Tenderly
with its soft leaves
the tree shaded the poet
as he wrote

and as its leaves fell
and the year turned
the tree wished
that it might be reborn
as a book of poems

and so it was

Submitted: Thursday, June 30, 2005
Edited: Friday, May 14, 2010

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