My Trees

Written for:  Poetic Asides #503
“For today’s prompt, take the phrase “My (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles could include: “My Funny Valentine,” “My Annoying Parents,” “My Loving Wife,” “My Uncontrollable Urges,” and so on. There are so many possibilities.”

Over many years
I have developed a love
of trees. Beauties all,
all-knowing. What they
must have seen through
years of war, wildfires,
droughts.

In backyard of a previous
house, I was introduced
to the Hinoki tree–feathery
fingers of leaves that shoot
up rapidly. In my current
home, out front, a splendid
Sycamore resides, shedding
bark until nearly smooth.
Bumpy mounds surround
bottom, and tiny leaves
spring out of sides.
A Japanese Maple lives
opposite the Sycamore. They
get along well, except
when bark breaks off
Sycamore landing on top
of Maple.

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 503

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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