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Birch Looks Out at the Edge of the Earth

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white birch trunk

Straight to the Sky…

I’d like to get away from Earth for awhile,

and then come back to it and begin over…

I’d like to go by climbing a birch tree,

and climb black branches up a snow-white trunk

Toward heaven, til the tree could bear no more,

But dipped its top and set me down again.

Robert Frost, “Birches”

 

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Mossy Birch

Mossy Birch

Birch trees are my favorite type of tree: the patterns in their peeling bark unique as snowflakes, fascinating as a life-worn face. Each tree is like a piece of modern art.

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I have always loved birch trees; they seem so luminous among other trees, like nature’s blank sheet of paper…

Birch in the Sun

 

The tree seemed to be aware of me taking the photo…do you see the eye and raised eyebrow at the top?

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