Mary Colborne-Veel

(New Zealand)

Mary Colborne-Veel Poems

1. `resurgam' 1/4/2003
2. Saturday Night 1/4/2003
3. Distant Authors 1/4/2003
4. What Look Hath She 1/1/2004
5. The Blessing 1/1/2004
6. `what Look Hath She?' 1/4/2003
7. Resurgam 1/1/2004
8. Empty Houses 1/1/2004
9. We Go No More To The Forest 1/1/2004
10. Song Of The Trees 1/1/2004

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Song Of The Trees


WE are the Trees.
Our dark and leafy glade
Bands the bright earth with softer mysteries.
Beneath us changed and tamed the seasons run:
In burning zones, we build against the sun
Long centuries of shade.


We are the Trees,
Who grow for man’s desire,
Heat in our faithful hearts, and fruits that please.
Dwelling beneath our tents, he lightly gains
The few sufficiencies his life attains—
Shelter, and food, and fire.


We are the Trees
That by great waters stand,
By rills ...

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