Jul. 18, 2017

A Man and his Forest



He joins Nature
to build a forest
Pine and Oak
six stories high
saplings seeded
on sandy soil

Sweet Chestnut
threaten a coup
though one is king
sprinkling of Cedar
imported Holly
hold their own

There is his side
to the bargain
clear briars here
fell trees there
shape vision lines
cull dead growth

mind winter floods
reshape ditch drains
pull hundred year old
stubborn stumps
build lanes to walk
make human space

A lifetime passion

Comments

ClĂ­odhna

26.07.2017 19:53

Love the majesty of the trees that comes through.

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25.11 | 22:15

Grief is experience through the mundane. Simple but powerful. The accompanying image really compliments the poem.

07.11 | 11:14

Hi Peter,

A great observation! Social media can be a scary place... I also need to reduce my time there

Hugs,

John.x

06.11 | 16:24

A great one, Peter, in the context you describe. I don't read social media myself, I doubt my equilibrium could stand it. 'The balance of his mind disturbed' yes, I think it would be.

06.11 | 15:59

Yes, gossip is a weapon of mass destruction.

In my business as well as personal life I have zero tolerance.

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