Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Sideyard trees

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Locust, maple, mulberry limbs

stand strong against the sky,

stand sturdily against the whims

of weather whistling by.

This morning, dark against the blue,

they welcome dawn’s advance:

stark and steadfast, tall and true,

in stately sylvan stance.

They stretch and reach, and higher grow.

They dance up in the breeze.

They awe the people here below,

these simple, noble trees.

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Even after thirty years as a language teacher, Joe Carosella still firmly believes that Every Day Is a Beautiful Day. He hikes avidly in the Adirondacks and the UK, loves nature, ice cream, travel, languages, and words in general, and spends a lot of time writing poetry and reading. His poems have appeared in Adirondac and Ridgeline. [Instagram: josephaicarosella]

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4 Responses

  1. Jim S. says:

    I think this captures the nature of the tree better than Joyce did! Thanks Joseph.

  2. Alan R. Fisher says:

    A poem painted, a vision revealed. Thank you!

  3. Joe Carosella says:

    Thank you, Alan. That is indeed high praise, and I’m grateful you took the time to share with me.

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