poem27 Aug 2018 08:14 am

books remember

the roof falls in
and the walls cave in
and the floor cracks wide

the rain and the sun
touch their spines
and they remember
that they were trees
deep rooted and tall

and trees they become again
pages melting beneath water and light
settling in the rich earth

and they grow
trunks engraved with the words
of cather and whitman
leaves shimmering
with the verses of basho and dickinson
branches whispering

winds rise and rush
storms carry word-seeds
high and far
forests of poem-ash and myth-maples
groves of tragic-oak and satire-thorn
grow deep-rooted and tall
a world of stories
by a library of trees


Detroit Book Depository

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