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The secret life
of elm and oak
and thin white poplars -
elegant apostles
on a winter night,
grazing the moon
like tapers in December.

I smell earth -
peat and cedar
and the indulgent bulge
of maple,
crafting the air
like a smith
lost in his work.
Chestnuts bear an offering
and the yearning pall
of pine scents the sky
till it's thick with resin.

And they gather
with boughs and limbs
bent like priests at play,
roots tight as ancient drums
to ruminate on stories,
sinewed in fragrant bark
making merry where
the green bends back
the world.
Happy 2012!

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RAMOLEN Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Wow. Very cool.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Writer
Many thanks - I appreciate it!
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Someone believed you deserve a DD! Your work has been featured here as a result! :heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks again! I really appreciate that!
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AlienDirector Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
amazing work!well done!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional Writer
I am very glad you like it - thanks!
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chryssalis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
The way you write is amazing!!:clap::love:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional Writer
That is very nice of you to say - many thanks.
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IsabellaMichel Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student Writer
This is a strong one sir. Just thought I'd let you know. ^^

Especially love :heart:

"I smell earth -
peat and cedar
and the indulgent bulge
of maple,
crafting the air
like a smith
lost in his work."
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks. A little green in the cold winter.
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