Laurence Overmire

Maybe The Trees - Poem by Laurence Overmire

Maybe the trees have lost their eyes
And the wind its wicked wisdom
The sand sifts through the glass
The rivers cry in the dark phase
Of an old moon
Hear me, O Sun
Give life to the branch
Soil to the root
Fast water, graceful rain
A rising tide to wash away
We must emerge
The upheaval of a great mountain
Through stratified rock
A peak of glistening snow
To claim the heavens as our

(Previously published in Autumn Leaves, July 2003; World Poet's Society, July 2006)

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  • (2/24/2006 9:46:00 PM)

    Very nice imagery. Love moon and tree poems. Loved it. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 24, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 5, 2008

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