Thursday, 6 December 2012

Yew Tree

I've been reading about the association between Pagans and Yew trees (amongst others). Interesting stuff!!






Yew Tree 

I planted it 
the night you left, 
gathered soil 
sticky
wet
in both my hands 
to form a mound,
pushed the seed 
gently
down.
Eventually
it sprouted,
grew
towards the light.
This tree is
Yew.

2 comments:

  1. I love all the stories that go with yew trees - we have some fairly ancient ones in churchyards near us. I think the oldest one I've ever seen was the Fortingall Yew - just looked it up, the joys of the internet - hadn't realised it's probably Europe's oldest tree - http://www.historicbritain.com/vendor/fortingallyew.aspx

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  2. They do seem to be magical - thanks for a wonderful poem! I enjoyed your others for today as well.

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