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Friday, November 18, 2011

This Place Where We Live ~ "Spirit Tree"

"Spirit Tree"
24" x 30"

I imagine that this old diamond willow was once a marker for the wild rice beds that flourish here
The lake people would sit under her
 Sing songs of the harvest
 And of the creatures that lived in the water amongst the reeds
 Her bark and leaves will have absorbed their voices into her sap as part of her growing
 The sounds and songs that once filled her have fallen with her into silence
 But there is life and sounds in the water and the land around her still
 Perhaps one day the songs will come back
And from one of her seeds there will be a new tree that will once again show the way.

1 comment:

  1. Connie, these are wonderful!!!! Thank you so much for sending me the link to your blog. I especially love the imagery your descriptive poetry and prose evokes. They really add to the beauty of your paintings - a full sensory experience!!!


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