Tree of Life

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The Tree of Life is in Audubon Park in New Orleans. I was there last November with friends.

Submitted: March 05, 2008

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Older than all of us

Branches spread wide to the sky

To the ground to enfold us.

Roots deep and strong

Long enough to rest on.

Precious gifts left at your feet

Maybe as reminders

Of days gone by

Of hopes for a future yet to be.

Bright brass nails pierce your side

Where a brass plaque used to be.

Twelve words

Twelve telling mysterious words

Of a Genius over the hill

To the river.

Did you see him?

Was he there?

Was it he who pierced you with the brass nails?

What did he say?

Where did he go, this lost Commander on the levee?

The secrets you hold

In your branches

The stories you could tell

Of comings

And goings

Of gatherings

And partings.

Branches spread wide to the sky

To the ground to enfold us.

Face to the sea says goodbye.


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