Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Poetic Asides November Challenge Day 22 prompt "stand"

In the Woods, the Stand

Trees mean as much to me as people
Sometimes even more, I venture
Especially the ones that take a stand

Birches are particularly strong and reliable
Known for their beauty of course
But also for their strength and durability

There are many hardwoods but birches
Are in a class of their own; in the forest
It is not unusual to find the tress grouped

In quite military-like configurations
Rows of these stately tall trees aligned
As if ready to march, or stand at attention

Birches – be they silver, paper-white
Or even weeping – are gracious, lovely trees
Never more so than when found, in a stand.

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