Stewart McKenzie

Landscape 04 Ailanthus Altissima (A High Coo) - Poem by Stewart McKenzie

Sitting quietly

Engine idling

(Waiting for a stop sign to turn green)

Spring comes

And the Tree of Heaven grows by itself

(Words in brackets are frivolous asides, not syllables)

Listen to this poem:

Comments about Landscape 04 Ailanthus Altissima (A High Coo) by Stewart McKenzie

  • (12/7/2005 12:13:00 PM)

    Although the title caught my botanical eye, I really love the line about waiting for the stop sign. I dozily read past it and caught it the second time around - to a sudden surprised realization/recognition at what it actually said - in a way, a parallel to the original, common 'duh' moment itself. - chuck (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: spring, tree, green, heaven

Poem Submitted: Monday, June 6, 2005

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 29, 2006

[Report Error]