Monday, 5 December 2016

Advent Calendar Day 9: Trees in Winter

"Bare branches in winter are a form of writing..." 
~ Billy Collins 'Winter Syntax'

Watch as the winter trees display their, as Alice Oswald calls them, 'wishbone' selves.  

Winter Trees - William Carlos Williams

All the complicated details
of the attiring and
the disattiring are completed!
A liquid moon
moves gently among
the long branches.
Thus having prepared their buds
against a sure winter
the wise trees
stand sleeping in the cold.

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