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Mark R. Elias

Twelve Ways of Looking at a Tree

String to the fingering wind.

Double-ended root
Stretching to nutrients.

Sky groupie.

A man and his dog by a fallen tree
Are by a fallen tree.

Twilight harbinger.

The bough points to light
Says look at it look at it
And a blossom falls.

Follicle of a living earth.

Pulled, a gifting pang.

Shoulder to the hauling boy.

Unwitting rock of the bar-room elbow.


God- given gallows.

Submitted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Topic of this poem: tree

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  • Bronze Star - 6,138 Points Frank Avon (9/26/2014 12:41:00 AM)

    Interesting effort. Some of the images are quite provocative. I especially like the first line. And the last one. Others of us probably should try a similar response to Stevens.

    This work is so much more creative and interesting than ones by this author when he has to work wresting his words and lines to conform to a predetermined rhyme scheme. (Report) Reply

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