Nature poems

The Enfield Cedar Tree

The children begged Nature to germinate

the seed for a remarkable Cedar tree.

To make it tall as a ladder for the eye to follow the sky

and paint it forever green. the branches low

in the gangly stretch of a goose’s neck

seen on the riverfront then swept up again

like an elephant trunk to unfold as sheltering

umbrella’s from the rumble of rain.

To stipple a yellow haze to shine through

this great spread and outline the dark bark.

And just like our community, they said

let it be a friendly tree waving across Forty Hall park!

and nature surprised by this remarkable tree

replied the grown ups wouldn’t believe their eyes        

MTD 09/2017

© 2016 by Mary T Duggan

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