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5 March 2008
Poems for "Dawn"
The Joy with which You Write of Trees
The joy with which you write of trees,
reminding me of shade and breeze,
of leaves and fruit and oxygen,
their branches and our skeleton —
your words are dancing in the light
as leaves might do; your words are bright
as rippling leaves caught by the sun,
glinting against the background green,
and I at my desk look up to see
right through the walls surrounding me:
to air and birds, to soil and bees …
because you write your love of trees.
© Rosemary Nissen-Wade 2007
Listen to the River
Listen to the river,
it whispers loudly
this evening as dusk
comes down, black clouds
sitting low on the trees.
It gulps and laps the shore
as the wind springs into gusts
and over the opposite bank
unseen, but far from unheard
the ocean pounds and wallows.
© Rosemary Nissen-Wade 2008
Shared eight years later, linking to Poets United's Poetry Pantry #302.
Sadly, when MySpace went through radical changes, I lost all contact with Dawn.