Wednesday, July 17, 2013

They’ve Been Practicing

They’ve Been Practicing

You get back here,
we’re not finished with you

The trees bellow this
out at you,
but only because
those are the only human words
they can pronounce

1 comment

  1. I'm not sure I get this one entirely, but I sure like the idea of the trees bellowing at us--particularly those words. We deserve it.

    My stumbling block might be my failure to imagine trees bellowing, even figuratively. To me, they are a better image of stately silence than just about anything, esp. mountains or oceans. And they bend and creak just enough in wind (usually) to suggest agreeableness, unlike mountain or sea, which are all about dominance.


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