April 30, 2016
Each week we examine a theme from a variety of points of view. The theme for this week is trees, in honor of Arbor Day, which falls on April 29.
Today’s poem is a number poem comparing an eleven-year-old girl to a young tree.
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Eleven is a lovely, slender tree,
Leaves fluttering like bright green butterflies.
Each root is tuned to murmurs in the skies,
Veering deep dark down deliciously.
Even as the root winds towards its lair,
New winds caress the sapling's long green hair.
© by Nicholas Gordon
Hear or watch me recite this poem and listen to the music I chose for it at http://www.poemsforfree.com/11.html. For more number poems, go to http://www.poemsforfree.com/numberpoems.html .
This week’s theme: Trees.
April 25: For Ancient Trees Weeping Once a Year
April 26: Ashley
April 27: After You Leave, I Will Become a Tree
April 28: To My Brother, the Tree upon My Plain
April 29: Even Trees Awake to a Breakfast of LightApril 30: Eleven