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The Apple Tree ( After Wendell Berry )

Heavy in native headdress,
blossoms preside
over barren forsythia,
while cork-vined Chinese wisteria
gnarl about branches
   
English Ivy accessorizes the trunk;
some things are pruned,
while others grow deep
tango wildly
between fire and root      

They solder  one ring      
after another outward      
from below;      
an ancient womb      
of knowledge and lore    
the first humans tasted      
lifetimes ago:

one in trust
the other, love      
~      
     
#WendellBerry
Ahavati
Written by Ahavati
Published | Edited 16th May 2022
Author's Note
Non-entry for The Simple Life, Wendell Berry Tribute: https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/10868/
Inspiration: The Apple Tree,...
Non-entry for The Simple Life, Wendell Berry Tribute: https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/10868/
Inspiration: The Apple Tree, https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse?contentId=29134
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