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Marilyn Shepperson

(4th September 1949 / Hounslow. Middx)

A Walk of Trees


Come with me. along a path I know
That runs beside a deep narrow river
That in places is only a stream
Into which twiggy alders and willows
Like to dip their long thirsty roots
Further along is a good sized coppice
Of birch and hazel and rowan
While around the field, instead of a fence
Grows a hawthorn and blackthorn hedge
There are elders there too, whose black fruit
Make a lovely dry red wine
And if we go on a little more
We will see in the meadow
Oak, beech and lime, hornbeam and elm
Whilst now on the other side
Blocking our view, though not the sound of the water
Are tall stands of brambles, full of berries
That make good pies and also sweet wine
The path ends at the lych gate
Of the old village churchyard
Shadowing the graves are the yew and the holly
The aspen and one giant of a cedar.

Submitted: Monday, September 25, 2006
Edited: Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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  • Cyclopseven R (11/11/2007 5:07:00 AM)

    Trail of trees? Fantastic write. I can see the fertile soil shadowed by the wondrous trees. In my mind, they speak with love, the trees that are rooted with layers of history. (Report) Reply

  • Raul Castelan (6/7/2007 7:23:00 PM)

    This takes me back to Bocaccio's writing. He was but a good author to have read. You did a superb job in this one. (Report) Reply

  • Scarlett Treat (9/25/2006 9:59:00 AM)

    Funny, but when I read your title, A Walk of Trees, I visualized trees walking, and possibly dancing, when I turned my back. But your journey through the woods was just lovely whether the trees are dancing or not. Maybe in a passing breeze? ? (Report) Reply

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