Poem 52

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Platanus

I look out the window at the yard

Which lounges under the shade of giant plane trees

Their summer foliage

Spreads languidly across the vast expanse of concrete

Providing cover for countless hours during the hot summer.

It is a haven for the myriad of birds who populate my world.

The beautiful warbling magpies,

The very serious black crows

Who scavenge in garbage bins

For the tiniest of morsels,

To the pesky minor birds who flock in seeming millions.

Occasionally an owl appears, camouflaged against the bark

sometimes the kookaburra laughs its welcome.

His welcoming song amongst the cacophony

Of the avian choir who sing

Side by side in the vastness of these trees.

Come winter they take on the appearance of skeletons

Stark against the winter winds

Their leaves deposited at their trunks

To be blown by the wind.

Each morning a flurry of blowers

Men with rakes, working non-stop

The dropped foliage masses in knee deep oceans

Into which small children often disappear.

They are so magnificent

I love the sight of them

Their rich green foliage

Like protective arms

So very cool to be beneath.

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15 Responses to Poem 52

  1. Thank you for putting me ‘neath the protective arms – very nice imagery my friend. 🙂

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  3. Bastet says:

    Lovely imagery…can almost hear the birds…how nice for you to have such a lovely garden! 🙂

  4. Anja says:

    Nice to read on a cold day here. 🙂

  5. RoSy says:

    Sounds like a nice retreat from a summer day’s heat.

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