Talmadge Rogalla

Rookie (22nd September 1968 / Edmonton, London, UK)

Conversation With A Tree - Poem by Talmadge Rogalla

Do you realize?
Oh ancient tree?
Generations stood under you,
And looked up to see.

Oh, have mercy,
As I stand so bold,
Look up and See,
I’m very old.

I gaze up at your canopy,
Oh ancient being,
They shan’t fell you,
You’re better seen.

I lean with age,
Looks quite odd,
But my trunk stands firm,
In fertile sod.

A beautiful bark,
A textured shell,
How very splendid,
Your flowers smell.

Oh I say in reply,
You will grow old,
And lay in my meadows,
If truth were told.

But I have you know,
As you look up to me,
The day will come,
You’ll lay under me.

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  • (2/8/2006 12:15:00 AM)


    As time passes, so does life.
    Its a continous cycle, this coming and going... food for thought.
    Faiza
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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 23, 2005

Poem Edited: Friday, December 23, 2005


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