Archive for October 2nd, 2019

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

The Memories of Trees by Melissa Rendlen

Summer predawn looms long,
grey creeps, lightens,
promises a sun slow to come.

Loon cries give way
to the call of song birds,
as the reluctant day dispels the night.

Sunlight on water creates it’s own magic,
awakens attention to the moment,
even as the past drips like dew

from trees whose memories
reach back, before
my grandmother’s birth.

Will their future outlast mine,
or has our presence ended theirs?


Date: 2019

By: Melissa Rendlen (1953- )