Andy Brookes

Gold Star - 35,921 Points (11 May 1954 / Macclesfield)

Down To Earth - Poem by Andy Brookes

aftermath of wind
downed and out.
tendrils of smoky earth
linger at your roots

wind plays with branches
to inspect its work
as if stroking the behemoth
with tenderness.

the mighty fallen,
cracked wood its
splintered marrow exposed,
like shattered bone,
stark and white.

now a gap in the forest
a void to be exploited
next spring new progeny will flourish
to feed off their dead mother
and life cycles on.

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 5, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 5, 2015

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