7.01.2019

Lichen It or Not


Patch of lichen
suggests growth
prosperous
and damply verdant
on the shady side
of my favorite tree

But another patch
suggests thinning
by erosion
to a husk-leaf
dried and holding on
against intrusion


Sharing on the Tuesday Platform in the Imaginary Garden

11 comments:

  1. Love the title! I am rooting for the former i.e. growth and prosperity of your favorite tree .. this is beautifully penned, Marian!💞

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  2. I'd definitely plump for the prosperous and damply verdant growth on the shady side of my favorite tree - in fact I know of a few of them in our garden!

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  3. to a husk-leaf
    dried and holding on
    against intrusion

    One is always presented with a contrasting consequence if allowed to be taken on a perilous journey. There has to be brakes accorded in between takes to be in control

    Hank

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  4. So who to believe? Both, both of course are true views of the state of the tree. We do what we can to preserve the good while curtailing the bad within the means at our disposal.

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  5. I love it more with each reading.. still feeling the winter drought, and longing for a touch of the green side.

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  6. Lichen verdant husk/leaf adore your word choices.

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  7. In our forests, moss and lichen are very dry, after no real rainfall this year. Very unusual for a rainforest, and alarming.

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  8. I do love that verdant lichen in the shade...

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  9. We have all kinds of lichens and mosses in our woods. I love them all

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  10. Lovely poem. So glad I found it! :)
    Jui Positive Cookies

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  11. I love the shady side of your favorite tree! Lovely little poem.

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