A Short Poem By The American Storyteller.

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The young pyramid towered,

Boughs layered spoke on spoke,

Foliage weave-and-fan cloaked,

Octaves of birdsong showered.

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Now centuries furrow fibrous bark—

Peeling cinnamon raw and rust,

Knobby elbow branches thrust

In partial light, silhouette stark.


The leaning trunk and swelling base

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Brown creepers scale crevice face,

Small branches sporadically

Break and sweep, a late summer trace—

Palm-rubbed twigs breathe pungently.

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Tall incense cedars courtesy of Daniel Mayer

Black-capped chickadee courtesy of Alan D. Wilson, http://www.naturepicsonline.com

Brown creeper courtesy of Alan Vernon

Photos of Coker Arboretum in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, by Catherine Hamrick

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