Thursday, 14 December 2017

Edition 31 – August September October

Art

The Tree & You & Me

Extract from "InVerse"© Ingrid Ward

        You and I will come and go,

            Unlike that tree which lasts forever, if left alone.

             "Lucky tree," sigh you and I,

            "To go on living and never die".

 

            "Not so, not so!" cries the tree,

            Shaking in disagreement in the breeze.

            " 'Tis better to be you and not be me -

            If left alone, yes, I could live on,

            But you, you have loved, you have thought,

            You have seen something of this world, besides this spot.

            Be satisfied, though you will die,

            That you're not me - for compared to you, what am I?"

 

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