Laurie Pace

Laurie Pace

An ancient tree
along the shore
simply a skeleton
after all the years
reaches her arms
out as if praying
toward heaven

Not even a leaf
tells her lineage
bark long peeled
one foot in water
another in stone
wind is her song

Her only fruit now
a band of sea`gulls
aroost on her arms
twenty`five at least
dressed for supper
as two fishermen
clean their catch


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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2 Responses to Gull`Tree

  1. this is what poetry was always meant to be – simply wonderful

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