Fallen tree

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Sun shines on meadow calm

and darting birds

and water water everywhere

beneath the flood

wood lies stream-blackened

memories of spreading green

rippling.

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Was a tree once

hollow

riddled with beetle life

and bird peckings

orange brown within

vermoulu

soft as sponge cake

seeping back into

soft beetled brown

earth.

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Gentle water washes

the dead

cleaning and dividing

into tiny grains

absorbing and sending

on its endless dance

the dead tree

now aqueous.

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Thrush on the stump

ivy-wreathed

singing the water song

of life in death

creation and resurrection.

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