16 August 2010

Stinted

Stinted 8/16

Four trees are squaring off an archway
                then braiding into the sky    they open up
leaves against blue

How many years of forcing the limbs down then
bending them at right angles

This is botany in sudden action
                like a burning symbolic bush    man’s furious
control over earth

Giant bonsai experiment with man-sized figures
holding hands underneath