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Fallen Giant

By: Ardis E. Parshall - February 07, 2013

Fallen Giant

By Josephine J. Harvey

No longer will its shadow fall
Across the corner of my lawn;
Long, green fingers will not lift
To hold the shining dawn.

Yet in this quiet place,
My eyes will always see
The shadow-image
Of a well-remembered tree.





  1. Yes, Mark B., this poem is posted today in respect for your loss.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — February 7, 2013 @ 12:01 pm

  2. …except for the detail about the lawn… :)

    Comment by Amy T — February 7, 2013 @ 12:49 pm

  3. Ardis, Are we sure this poem isn’t dated December 2012 and wasn’t immediately inspired by a photograph you happened to have posted then? … :-)

    Comment by Gary Bergera — February 7, 2013 @ 1:29 pm

  4. Ha! Hadn’t thought of that Gary … but I do find myself remembering that tree every time I walk by that corner!

    No, no lawn, Amy. Nothing is perfect. 😉

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — February 7, 2013 @ 2:08 pm

  5. Of course, the loss is just prospective–the arborist came by to give an estimate, and the bare ruined choir of our dying birch will still be with us for a few more weeks.

    Shouldn’t we have a Bloggersnacker here to memorialize the tree?

    Comment by Mark B. — February 7, 2013 @ 3:28 pm

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