pruning the plum

squinting into golden blue
to ponder a shape—
dream of a shape—
(you said: does God not know
how to grow a tree?)
one ladder-rung at a time
wondering, clip and toss
seeking bee-bloom, wasp-fruit
or just lean here in the quiet hum
of the trunk’s slender warmth

 

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21 thoughts on “pruning the plum

  1. How funny! We looked at our plum trees yesterday, but need to wait a few more days to prune – just getting an idea of the shape. You really capture that stepping back and stepping in, and the sheer pleasure of working with a tree. This series is great. I feel like I’m getting to know your garden.🌱

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