Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Poem: "In a Green Cathedral"

This poem is from the January 2, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by Shirley Barrette.


"In a Green Cathedral"


The redwoods rise up
to the sky like pillars
in a green cathedral.

We walk among them,
tiptoeing around their ankles,
talking in whispers, not wanting
to break the breathless hush
of their forest home.

It is said that redwoods
are so powerful that they
terraform their environment
to suit themselves.

As I listen to the sound of
the wind in their distant fronds
far overhead, I can't help but
wonder if it's science or magic.

* * *

Redwoods feature in national monuments such as Muir Woods.  They are indeed powerful enough to alter the environment to their own advantage in profound ways.

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