The Meanings of Trees

pine is for leaving
oak is for time
willow, for grieving
love left behind

 

This verse lies in the grave of an Englishman who left for home from a borrowed land.

Published in: “souls arriving” 2006 as “Goodbye, I said”: “Letter to the White Imbongi” 2013: “Poems for Relationships” 2017: “3201 e’s” 2018

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