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CHOICE OR NECESSITY?

Twist or turn at every angle.Blister and burn at every tangle.Win or loseeach time you choose.From whose hook is it that you dangle? The end looks very like the start,gain or loss imposed upon you.Molecules all fall apart,skin is cold … Continue reading

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US AND THEM

The tree relaxes therewith no thought of going anywhere. Bird-song-bird.The song is overheard.Perhaps we invent the birds.They might invent usif they could spell.Freak!They don’t even listen when we speak.Just as well. Foolish catplodding around like thatwhat does it think it’s … Continue reading

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PATIENCE

There is the patience of the tree,with feet set fast in earth;buffeted by storms,stripped of leaves by droughts,home to birds and parasites,bored into by beetles and worms,reaching to ever greater heightsuntil sawn and dismembered by men,or turned to a heap … Continue reading

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AS YOU SOW SO ARE YOU REAPED

So if you seeyou’re hanging on a treeas someone else’s pear,how did you get there? Solitary Rose.How come it doesn’t realiseit’s the one and only?How come it isn’t lonely?Or even a little melancholy? Exemplary Rose! .

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IN AND OUT OF WINDOWS

“In and out the windowsas we have done before.” Moving in and out of beingstopping just this side of seeing,in and out of life they pass,kestrel, robin, spider, mouse.Each their special shapes they wear,striving on from here to there.From here … Continue reading

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MAKING MERIT

“There’s nothing either good or badbut thinking makes it so.” And riding on that apophthegm,to lower worlds they gountil the pain compresses themand makes them scream out, “No!” There is some truth in points of view,that what seems good to … Continue reading

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A TREE CLIMBED OVER THE WALL

A tree climbed over the wallto give us its shade and its cooland asked for nothing back at all. Except, perhaps, the wall. .

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THE TREE OF MAN

The flowers of the Strangling Figare fertilised by wasps.Its fruit is delightfulto green pigeons, hornbills, macaquesbarbets, gibbons and langursand ends up in their guts. From there the seedfinds its way to a moist spoton the canopy of a suitable tree. … Continue reading

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ROBIN

First year robin sits inside a tree shaped by a storm, lives on its wits, sings through closed beak, plays hide and seek and looks at me. I am neither kestrel nor worm and so an object of mild curiosity. … Continue reading

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