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birch tree | birch tree

mary-wagner's picture
Jan.01.2012
Heaven is framed by fifty-foot birch trees, tossed softly in the breeze at the Lake Michigan shore as snlight dapples the forest floor and cormorants skin the cold blue waters. A white frame cabin with a red room sits in a clearing near the bluff, a cedar bench swing weathered to silver nearby....
beverley-bie-brahic's picture
Dec.31.2010
Sun shines through a half dozen triangular leaves left on the birch tree like--dare I say?--the harvest-colours of the stained glass in Beauvais.  It catches a strand of spider web:  transparent fishing line.  Twigs, leaves, catkins:  everything sways slightly.  Downstairs the new baby meows.