Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

0240 The Poet And The Tree - Poem by Michael Shepherd

under the tree's shade
the poet wrote;

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

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 30, 2005

Poem Edited: Friday, July 14, 2006

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