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poetry and prose about place

linden – linden wing #1

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2015 garden 006_crop

the mature linden is heart-shaped like its leaf … this time of year it is filled with flowers, each cluster held on a stem in a long, leaf-like bract

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linden wing #1

Tilia cordata

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green, veined tongue

apex and base

alien, unlike leaf, unlike tree

winged though planted

grounded yet ready to fly

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tiny tree on a bract landscape

wind walks through

shudders still shadow

percussion, tousles unlikely flower

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olive feather of linnet

tongue and an idea is spoken

cluster of notes

sprinkled on air

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bitterness flows from basswood

taste bud to taste bud

trail of robin song

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2015 GARDEN 009_crop

near the center of the photo, you can see the pale green bracts, each holding a stem of several small flowers

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Copyright 2015 Jane Tims

 

 

 

 

Written by jane tims

July 15, 2015 at 7:56 am

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  1. Linden!
    I hate ’em!
    They cut short my music career.

    It’s true.
    It was my guitar teacher who said,
    “I’m through
    giving you lessons –
    at least
    til ya chord at a
    faster pace.”

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    neil

    July 19, 2015 at 8:23 am

    • Very clever. Makes me think there is more hidden in those Latin names than we know. Jane

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      jane tims

      July 19, 2015 at 9:48 am

  2. Wonderful poem. “cluster of notes sprinkled on air” is so lovely. The linden is beautiful.

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    Robin

    July 16, 2015 at 5:59 pm

  3. This is lovely. I like the lines: “olive feather of linnet tongue and an idea is spoken cluster of notes sprinkled on air” and then “trail of robin song.” The sonic words and images throughout the poem encourage me to hear all the sounds of the wind through the leaves and blossoms. Wonderfully written.

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    Carol Steel

    July 15, 2015 at 8:21 am

    • Hi Carol. Thanks. I wrote this and Friday’s poem at a recent workshop from Deb Carr. As usual, she brings out the best in me! Jane

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      jane tims

      July 15, 2015 at 3:16 pm

      • She does loves words and knows how to coax them from others. You are writing so well. I love your poetry.

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        Carol Steel

        July 17, 2015 at 7:51 am


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