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Death in the Forest
« on: December 30, 2017, 09:17:26 PM »
Death in the Forest

Pioneer Cabin died this year
did anyone hear it
a thousand years
grown by the ton
a century tunneled
first entered by horse and wagons
tourist drive throughs
lastly hikers
died by degrees
until it fell
what last cell or splinter
gives up the ghost
is done in that moment
groans and twists to the ground
the last few green needled branches flailing
a glitter in the air
a disturbance
not sound nor shadow
something cosmic
atomic hysteria
it was there and there and there
and then it wasn't
a life built on sunlight
extinguished.


When reviewing deaths for 2017 will anyone remember this one?

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/09/508919216/iconic-sequoia-tunnel-tree-brought-down-by-california-storm
« Last Edit: May 13, 2021, 11:08:59 PM by indar9 »

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Re: Death in the Forest
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 02:45:52 AM »
Oh wow, what an amazing tree. We have nothing on Mother Nature that's for sure
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Re: Death in the Forest
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2017, 09:37:22 PM »
Thanks Firefly for giving it a look. I am saving a trip to Sequoia National Park as a very special event someday.

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Re: Death in the Forest
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2018, 09:30:20 PM »
A beautiful poem to remember a beautiful tree.

Nature sure is amazing!
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Re: Death in the Forest
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2018, 11:47:26 PM »
Thank you Dansinger. Some of those trees are almost three thousand years old.