Friday, April 16, 2010

A Celebration of Trees

there is something in the branches
of these trees, so carved
so pruned to perfect balance
so wandering freely to reach the place
they really want to be
seeing them
the artist must seize her soft pencil
for the pure joy of tracing
their jogs and jags and
the forkings and crossings
creating such tantalizing
triangles and trapezoids of clear space
and tracing their paths
she knows the tree soul
and how it is kin to hers
and how it loves her attention
and how it teaches her
how to walk her own road
from deep earth to endless sky

poem and photo by Penney Peirce;
see my facebook page for a full album of photos in my new Tree Study