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"The Riddle of the Trees"
By
Fritzwilliam


How many trees make a forest?
Where a shaft of golden sunlight streams
Past leafy greens
And viny jade
Toward a tiny glade,
There to fall upon moss, mushrooms
And the fiery blooms
Of the wild Tiger Lily.

How many trees make a forest?
Where lingering in a petite meadow-glen
Silvery moonglow
Floats above the mist,
As dewdrop kisses
Bid welcome to the dawn
And to a land reborn
With the buzz and hum of life.

How many trees make a forest?
Where in the glen a cabin stands,
As with his hands
Was the clearing made,
Where with wife and child did he stay
Before heeding the call,
Tho it's the young who do fall
In the clashes of old men.

How many trees make a forest?
Where the autumn leaf being shed for seasons
Has no need to reason
Why a clearing has gone to brambles, or
Why a cabin is in shambles.
Seek not to solve the riddle of the trees
While on the breeze is yet unanswered,
'How many dead make a war'?


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Copyright (c) 2008 F. William Bracy
All rights reserved


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Fritzwilliam


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by fritzwilliam

POEWHIT
Very thought provoking poem - makes one think

( Posted by: poewhit [Member] On: February 27, 2008 )





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