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All roots must move
November 3, 2014, 2:40 pm
Filed under: poetry | Tags: , , , , , , ,

You once told me that I should uproot myself

to keep growing. To stay is stagnation.

But I’d rather be a tree

than a stressed house plant,

constantly searching for a larger pot.
 

While you mock me for my immobility,

my roots demolish the hard ground around me.

There is always something new

if you probe far enough, deep enough.

I will have lived in less exotic soils,

but we will see who grows taller.

 

You can gaze out the window,

longing for your next transplant.

I will stay. I will spread.

Young plants will sprout in soil I have loosened.

Generations of wildlife will use my twigs

to build homes within the shelter of my branches.

 

I may stay, but I am not still.



Space Tree
February 26, 2014, 2:31 am
Filed under: art, multi-media, poetry, space, writing | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

This tree floats in outer space,

and late each night

I’m at its base,

catching stars

in bell-jars.

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Don’t buy me a tombstone
September 8, 2013, 9:00 pm
Filed under: beauty, Death, emotions, Nature, poetry, Trees, writing | Tags: , , , ,

When I die, don’t buy me a tombstone

or an inscribed statuary…

I enjoy rocks as much as the next girl,

but I have no need of them when I’m dead.

Instead bury me someplace high

and plant a Norway Spruce.

Carve my name. Tell it your wishes.

Know the tree is me

and let me shade you.

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The world’s oldest living tree grows in Sweden and is estimated to be 9,550 years old.

Claire Thalken 2013

CarvingCalf – Calves are the young of domestic cattle.