Fun with Poet Tree

I wrote the following two poems as leaves for the a Poet Tree project of "Walking with Poets" (a partnership between the Scottish Poetry Library, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Cove Park). Photos of the tree as it bloomed were beautiful, and I especially love this little clip of poet tree leaves blowing in the breeze.

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POET TREE
By Linda Eve Diamond

Deep in the story-rich Earth
a red seed trembled and burst

……………giving birth to the very first
……………Poet Tree.

You'd have to hear it yourself to believe
……………the rhythmic rustling of its leaves.
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POET TREE SEEDS
By Linda Eve Diamond

Strange leaves are these
grown wild amidst the snow gum leaves.

Battered by breezes and sun,
back to the soil, ink drops will run.

These are the seeds
of the Poet Tree.

Soon ribbon-stemmed haikus will bloom...
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Read organizer Jean Atkin’s final blog post on this project” Goodbye Logan Botanic Garden #gardenpoet” here.
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