A Correspondence

Dear backyard birch, Even without your leaves
you are still lovely. The blue-jewel lantern-light
sets off your bare branches. (It runs on solar power.)

Dear human, I am not one for jewels; my power
comes from deep hum of the earth, my open leaves
in strong sun. You wreck my winter sleep with blue light.

Dear birch, If it bothers you, I can take down the light.
Though it makes me happy to see its glow, a hint of power
to get me through this long season without leaves.

Dear human, Leaves, light or no, I will be here, rooted in power.

Imagination tickled by this article about emails between people and trees.

Advertisements

17 thoughts on “A Correspondence

    1. Thank you. I guess it’s natural to see trees as wise and dignified. Maybe I should imagine a silly tree, one who really wants some sparkly lights…

      Like

I'd be so happy to hear from you.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s