where you go
the wind follows
as if no

choice remains but
that of sun
and oak an

attraction such that
limbs curve to
light a certainty

which cautions us
to intrude lest
we lose all

sight and sense
of beauty you
are this tree



A Walk Through the Live Oaks


Written in the 80s, “Tree” first appeared here in December 2014.

3 thoughts on “Tree

  1. I love this piece Robert, and as coincidence would have it, I’ve just written a Haiku called ‘Tree’. I haven’t posted it on my site yet, so here’s a world debut especially for you…

    “I stand in your shade
    Your limbs shed leaves over me
    I’m warm in your arms”

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