Brian Lavelle | Scottish writer & sound artist

tree's arc

tree's arc
against sky
beneficent tilde, bending
bark untitled
and yet
so dense with meaning
that it sounds
a cadence across the woods

this tree
tree imprint
tree singular
tree intimation

filament in dark canopy
an adaptation alight with sharpness
and sway

    in roots and trail
and half-slowed exclamation

The photograph which opens this poem was taken in the woodland around the Japanese Garden at Cowden on 16 September 2022.

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