by Carol St.Ann
Of knowledge, of life, of spiritual enlightenment. PUBLISHED
Carol St. Ann
circle of trees join
raising life and limbs to sky
praising all that is
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Circle, you leafless trees,
shed of autumn's dressage.
Lift limbs; embrace the breeze,
rapt with heaven's message.
Lay bare your naked bark,
and wave to passing cloud;
a shadow, cold and stark,
still standing ever proud.
Beneath the starlit skies
a gentle, rumbling sway
rustles like midnight cries.
Alas, it's how you pray.
The winter-sweet repose
fuels springtime's joyful burst
when green bud forms and grows,
and rains quench newborn thirst.
1st PLACE Traditional Poetry Cntest
Author's Note: First Place in the 76th Traditional Poetry Contest.
Published 2013 WDC Anthology
"The Barrenesses, by east coast poet, Carol St. Ann, has a lyrical quality that aptly describes the trees in a wintry state,
praising their creator. It is beautifully written and rolls sweetly off the tongue, leaving the
reader with an enchanting flavor to chew on for a while." ~~ Poetry World