Jul. 18, 2017

A Man and his Forest



He joins Nature
to build a forest
Pine and Oak
six stories high
saplings seeded
on sandy soil

Sweet Chestnut
threaten a coup
though one is king
sprinkling of Cedar
imported Holly
hold their own

There is his side
to the bargain
clear briars here
fell trees there
shape vision lines
cull dead growth

mind winter floods
reshape ditch drains
pull hundred year old
stubborn stumps
build lanes to walk
make human space

A lifetime passion