Saturday, 8 April 2017

Still a Tree

Photo: Me sitting on a Banyan tree, August 1988 in the enchanting Oratava
Acclimatisation Gardens, on the edge of Puerto de la Cruz in the second most
major town in Tenerife.

It's hard to believe
The Banyan tree
Started its life as an epiphyte
Yet still, beauty lies deep

The Banyan tree remains
Strong, eloquent, solid, still tree
Yet still, its beauty lies deep
Gracious and grounded

Strong eloquent, solid, still a tree
Over 200 years old
Gracious, grounded
Its majestic presence is irresistible

Voiceless it speaks
Started its life as an epiphyte
Connecting roots directly and indirectly to its central trunk
It's hard to believe

8th poem for NaPoWriMo2017
(*pantoum poem)
© Nicole Moore

NaPoWriMo's 8th day prompt:
Write a poem that relies on repetition, of a phrase, or just a word.

*The pantoum is a poem of any length composed of four-line stanzas. In each stanza, the second and fourth lines serve as the first and third lines of the next stanza. The last line of a pantoum is generally the same as the first line.

Still a Tree - First published here

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