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such a beautiful tree

December 29, 2012

photo credit    focus groningen

photo credit focus groningen

O father of trees

you stand there in all your years

in your soaring dignity

and fresh green grace

your great tree soul

so generously

standing

in our town square.

Decades of fragrant life,

life giving heart of wood,

hacked down for just a few days,

slowly dying.

 

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