Osage Orange Tunnel

Osage Orange Tunnel

You can stand at its entrance and see
hundreds of bows, the bow trees arching,
holding cows at bay, the hedge
mainstay of first farmers. So complete
the interlock, the large fruit,
heavier brother—more orange
textured than apple. More green-
apple colored than orange. Orange
rooted and firm, more branch-bowed
than straight, more arch-like,
like two lines of soldiers
rifle-crossed for a bride-walk
or for early morning
hiker awestruck.

from a photo prompt 3/11/2012 compliments of  The Mag

© 2010-2012 Grace Curtis


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22 Responses to Osage Orange Tunnel

  1. I know this tree. I could see it clearly with you words…great!

  2. Exactly! And I’m from farm country and have seen the hedge rows of these trees!!

    • Grace Curtis says:

      Thank you for commenting. Aren’t they wonderful. Farmers planted these trees as inexpensive natural barriers. You should check out the link and draft a response yourself! Neat prompt.

  3. Helen says:

    You created a lovely painting with the words of your poem … very nice.

  4. Tess Kincaid says:

    Evocative and delicious! Thank you!

  5. brian miller says:

    smiles…i like finding these wonders on early morning hikes….nice visuals….you bring the place alive in your words…

  6. Linda Fraser says:

    Your poem here is a journey to a place of peace and power, a visitor would like to inhale. Thank you for sharing these visually inspiring images, Grace. =D

  7. Dick Jones says:

    Rich and evocative. The half-repetition and the ripple of unfolding images work so well.

  8. Bill Jango says:

    Dont we all love a visit from the double sided wizard !. Artfully constructed lightsabre

  9. Excellent write!

    Anna :o]

  10. wayne says:

    I really enjoyed this….thanks for sharing

  11. zongrik says:

    ah, so it’s a hiker, wondered who he was

    depth of field

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