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[Poetry Friday] “Evergreen” by Julia Hartwig

tree rooted in the sky... tree of illustion and tree of dream...

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Fats here.

Three people at work asked me yesterday: Are you ready for Christmas? I’ve been ready since the first day of December. No celebration this weekend, though. Daniel’s sister is due to have her baby on Christmas Eve, so we will celebrate after little Kacie is born.

My Poetry Friday offering is an excerpt from Julia Hartwig’s poem, Evergreen, which was delivered to my Inbox by Knopf Poetry on December 13th. Poetry Friday round-up is hosted this week by Buffy at Buffy’s Blog!


Trees in a winter wonderland

Stay forever green tree of joyful existence
tree rooted in the sky
and tree drawing its sap from the earth
tree of illusion and tree of dream

stay with us and teach us endurance
royal from childhood on
eternally green
and eternally alive
Evergreen

— Julia Hartwig

Fats works at the Circulation Department of the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster, Ohio. She is a certified tsundoku, a Japanese slang that describes the act of acquiring books and letting them pile up. When she is not hoarding books, Fats is either goofing around with her cat or playing video games. She is 60% Gryffindor and 40% Ravenclaw.

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