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The Tree Is Here, Still, In Pure Stone

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The tree is here, still, in pure stone,
in deep evidence, in solid beauty,
layered, through a hundred million years.
Agate, cornelian, gemstone
transmuted the timber and sap
until damp corruptions
fissured the giant's trunk
fusing a parallel being:
the living leaves
unmade themselves
and when the pillar was overthrown
fire in the forest, blaze of the dust-cloud,
celestial ashes mantled it round,
until time, and the lava, created
this gift, of translucent stone.
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Shaun Cronick 02 May 2020
Solid beauty enshrined in solid stone. A rock of a poem.
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Dr Antony Theodore 25 September 2019
until time, and the lava, created this gift, of translucent stone. a very fine poem of the great Neruda
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Dr Antony Theodore 21 August 2019
celestial ashes mantled it round, until time, and the lava, created this gift, of translucent stone. great expressions born out of imagination. thank u dear Neruda
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