Friday, July 17, 2020

The Keeper Tree

I went for a walk
where the forest once was
and along this way today
I felt more joy than previously
as now green gum-tips
are springing from our Keeper Tree.

I see,
the first burnt little grass-tree,
now has a tall flower rising high
and, further along
small wattle seedlings
are sprouting through
with lush green maiden-hair ferns too.

Bracken ferns are spurting strong
and in my heart I sing a song,
as there were no birds to hear,
I sang my tune clear to Heaven.

Flowering Grass-tree July 17,2020 facing west

Bracken and maiden-hair ferns

January 2, 2020 same grass-tree, facing east

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