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The Courtship of Trees and Wind

Water, wind and light crowd together
for an admirable adventure
meanwhile
trees remain 
shy onlookers

when wind returns 
they manage to strike up
a conversation:
“Where did you go?” trees whisper
“many places” wind responds
“the surface of the sun
afterward the secret home for great fish
then we became a comet trail for birds
and looked down at eggshell earth

but then I returned
longing for the music
of your hair.”

Mary E. Croy, Madison

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