Pursuing the poetical, paradoxical, metaphorical, lyrical, artistical, majestical, and mystical.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sentinel Trees



Sentinel trees 
proudly
guard my river 
like stags 





their
leafless branches 
 trophy antlers
covered 
in velvet moss





outlined 
backlit
by a stroke
of sunshine's 
gold





6 comments:

Em said...

very well put! love it.

Em said...

very well put! love it.

Phoenix-Karenee said...

So lovely! Trees have a character all their own.

Glynn said...

Beautiful, Kathleen. And the pictures, too.

Maureen said...

I like your "trophy antlers/ covered/ in velvet moss" , a perfect evocation of your image.

Kathleen said...

Have any of you ever seen the velvet on a stag's antlers in the early spring? It shreds, peels and get rubbed off...

Thx all.