Trees are an inspiration for me, a source of strength and quiet, a sense of solitude.
Whether they are outside or in a painting by Homer Watson or in a work by Edward Steichen “Coopers Bluff – Moonlight Strollers” (detail) 1905, trees are amazing!
Wrote this poem in response to a prompt at IGWRT.
The walls of my room are covered
in apricot wash and creamy coconut trim
Here I come each day to write
at the oak desk with computer and
a place for paper and pen
a window looking out on the silver maple
lot of light shining in.
When I enter the room
at the start of each day
I look to the dark green in the frame on the wall
And I smile just to see
Homer Watson’s trees
swaying in the breeze
in a painting done so long ago.
Today’s words start to flow.
© 2013 Patricia A. McGoldrick
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