Fred Babbin

Rookie (1925 / Chicago)

Resurrection - Poem by Fred Babbin

Another provocation

The quiet, leaf-green clouds of summer
Give way to the glorious red-orange-gold
Nightgowns of Fall.
But Winter strips those rainbow colors,
Leaving naked the dark branch-threads against the sky,
A Film Noir of black and white.
Threads so cold and bare
Death seems to be upon them,
Waiting for the Resurrection of Spring.

They say that “Only God can make a tree”,
And bring it back to life.
But why can’t He,
Do that for me?


Comments about Resurrection by Fred Babbin

  • ngaio beck (2/18/2008 4:26:00 PM)

    Another winner Fred.I just love it when a dreamscape is painted with words.This one is exceeding lovely.
    By the way, I don't believe god can't do this for us I believe he won't.I believe he hates our guts.We are a project run seriouly amok.
    Ngaio Beck
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  • (12/22/2007 3:51:00 PM)

    Love the 'Nightgowns of Fall' line. It would make a good title for a poem. I suppose humans have always longed for immortality-it seems to be hardwired in us. I take comfort in knowing that nothing ever really dies; it just changes to something else. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 9, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 23, 2011


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