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
from a photo prompt 3/11/2012 compliments of The Mag
© 2010-2012 Grace Curtis
I know this tree. I could see it clearly with you words…great!
Thank you so much and thank you for commenting on my blog. There is one in a nature reserve near my home and I just love it when I hike there.
Exactly! And I’m from farm country and have seen the hedge rows of these trees!!
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.
You created a lovely painting with the words of your poem … very nice.
Thank you so much Helen! Your kind words mean so much to me.
Evocative and delicious! Thank you!
Thank you and thanks for the prompt!
smiles…i like finding these wonders on early morning hikes….nice visuals….you bring the place alive in your words…
Thank you! Yes, itsn’t it wonderful to discover beautiful and wonderful things by accident!
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
Thank you so much Linda. Funny how that image came to me when I first saw the prompt picture.
Rich and evocative. The half-repetition and the ripple of unfolding images work so well.
Thank you Dick. I wanted to call to mind a beautiful covered pathway near my home made of the Osage trees. Thank you for commenting on my blog!
Dont we all love a visit from the double sided wizard !. Artfully constructed lightsabre
Hi Bill, Thanks for commenting on my blog. I am curious about the references to a double sided wizard and lightsabre.
Anna, Thank you so much for your comment!
I really enjoyed this….thanks for sharing
Thank you Wayne. I am glad you enjoyed it and that you visited my blog. I hope you stop by again soon!
ah, so it’s a hiker, wondered who he was
depth of field
Lol! He or she. A hiker, a walker. I didn’t even realize it was water until I read some of the others. I guess we see what we see. Thanks for the comment!