(at the heart)
tree spread its roots interlocking
together to create a vast
the intersected threads
cast by branches and
leaves maple ginko
oak beech linden willow pine
walk with the wind as they sail
ancient stories of beginning
stillness echoed back
The NaPoWriMo prompt for Day 5 was to find a poem, and then write a new poem that has the shape of the original, and in which every line starts with the first letter of the corresponding line in the original poem. I chose Lucille Clifton’s “blessing the boats”
I was also inspired by an article in the NY Times yesterday about the wonders of the oak tree.
The paintings were inspired by the tree paintings of Joan Mitchell.