the demanding nature of a tree

all through the night
his sleep

images of art

he saw the hand
wielding pencils
across white
to draw a tree

rising up
from the page

opening its leaves

swaying slightly
to a breeze
across the paper

the hand
reaching in among the branches
to sketch a bird

then two

leaves to fly
for an autumn comes
and a tree
drawn well

all through the long
and disrupted

until new morning
when he rose

walked at once
to his drawing board
to seize a charcoal
and began


20 thoughts on “the demanding nature of a tree

  1. Love this, it resonates with me too. I’m a great believer in the power of the unconscious to provide inspiration. Do like that image of the tree lifting off the page and into vivid motion. This is such a visual poem.

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