As poetry month winds down, and the cherry blossoms start to open, I thought this would be the perfect time to honor my constant companion with a poem I wrote several years ago. One afternoon I just sat and observed the tree, recording what I saw and how I felt, and remembering. You can read more about my process here.
“Ode to a Cherry Tree”
Rough and gnarled
Scarred from a lifetime of protecting
Offering shelter, shade, and hope…
A constant companion.