General Poetry posted August 1, 2021

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a nod to poet e e cummings -

Silent Witness

by Senyai

draped-heavy forest wall

... trees breath-silent standing

   against a night rife with stars

each massive trunk a pall bearer’s gown

wrapping up time

... in quiet rings



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* e e cummings - American poet He is often regarded as one of the most important American poets of the 20th century. Cummings is associated with modernist free-form poetry. Much of his work has idiosyncratic syntax and uses lower-case spellings for poetic expression.

* Edward Estlin Cummings (October 14, 1894 September 3, 1962), often styled as (e e cummings) as he is attributed in many of his published works was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. He wrote approximately 2,900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays, and several essays. - Wikipedia

* Trees measure time by the rings in their trunks

* Dendrochronology (or tree-ring dating) is the scientific method of dating tree rings (also called growth rings) to the exact year they were formed. As well as dating them, this can give data for dendroclimatology, the study of climate and atmospheric conditions during different periods in history from wood. Dendrochronology derives from Ancient Greek dendron, meaning tree, khronos, meaning time and logia , the study of - Wikipedia

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