Monday, March 29, 2010

The Lines of Trees Define a Place

The Lines of Trees Define a Place

Full-skirted stillness of evergreens,
their heaviness draping the dirt.

Lilac and cherry blossom trees,
branches like fingers turned up,
disclosing, asking.

The palm. How it holds on to its
faded fronds if left untended,
how the shining green panels
spring from grey
like flags raised in honor of
precarious arrangements.


  1. lovely descriptions in this and the tile says so much!

  2. I couldn't agree more and the trees in L.A. are not the lines I crave. I like big trees that make shade. Palm trees are not big shade makers.
    Can't wait to see you!!


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