Tree stark against winter sky

Inert, dead looking, no sign of life

Gnarled branches forming shapes.

Monarch of the Glen with antlers pointing skywards.

Pugilistic fists punching air in the wind

Seeking an opponent.

Old knobbly elbows and knees

Creaking and groaning with age.

Popeye with his pipe.

Small branches blowing in the wind

Promising new growth.

Soon the green leaves will make an appearance

Until in the summer

All will be green

Obliterating the sky

Shading the sun.



Awe and respect.

By Linda Croft

Tags: Impermanence, patience, strength

Post Date: June 2021