Posted by: LovelyAnomaly | February 18, 2008

On studying (read:cramming) for my next tree exam


Trunks of trees in a deep, deep wood:
In that fern-lit dusk they loom–
Massive cedar, hemlock, spruce–
Silver shafts against the gloom;
Fathom their beauty no man could:
Lonely trunks in a deep, deep wood.

Trunks of trees against the sky:
Dark they rise, in curveless grace,
Straight they cut the sky behind
Into many a panelled space:
Nor man nor book can satisfy
Like trunks of trees against the sky.

–Olga Widemeyer


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