Posted by: Ron DuBour | March 9, 2018

Trees as Weeds~by Paul Lenzi


 

 

Trees as Weeds

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“Color Study 5” by Carol Nelson

some eyes would see trees as weeds
bothersome rather than beautiful
lost to an indifferent lexicon
these the disconnected
disaffected souls drifting
through life feeling
little to nothing of why they are here
how their place in the scheme
corresponds to a purpose
deliberate not predetermined
no story of destiny
rather a tale of design
willful choice to engage with the vibrant
invigorant features of nature
to join the esthetic community
drawn into compact with all living things
shared of that quickening spark
what man loves or demeans in himself
he will love or demean
in his fellow creations
such is the power possessed in each heart
absolute in its truth
that will render this world
filled with trees or with weeds

 

 

From my books Ephemera and Legacies (vol. 2)


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  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers


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