Saturday, March 30, 2013

How sap spills out.


For all its former glory,
the tree lay dead, cut neatly
in even parts.
A mushroom shaped outgrow,
soon began to
jut out of a cut
as thick as pancake
days and weeks
after being felled.

A year later
trunk and outgrow
are still begging
for
a role
to play
on
a stage not yet built
a use not yet discovered
its sap spilling out
to catch flies and ants and occasional spiders. 

8 comments:

  1. Wonderful Post

    Happy Easter Rosaria

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  2. Spring in words and pics - very nice!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ > < } } ( ° > <3

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  3. maybe that is its role....we can get caught up in trying to find some big purpose we miss the small ones you know...smiles.

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  4. I believe this little outgrowth was meant for you to write about ... the best purpose of all!!!

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  5. I have discovered this too, Rosaria, the life of trees after they are broken or felled.

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  6. Someday- amber jewelry with inclusions.

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  7. Grandmother has a great point to make. Nice post.

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  8. Who can say what this tree's next purpose will be...lovely, rosaria. Thank you.

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