Sandy Player


A Tree Can't Sing


A tree can't sing;
They say mice go 'squeak'
And fish go 'sploosh'
But a tree is renowned for
Its taciturn trunk.
Its teeth of dead bark,
Chocolate brown,
Bite together to block the tongue
From ever becoming a lingua.
Birds perch on its attempt to do so.
They sound their arie,
Or croak coarse cacophonies
To their fat chicks and partners.
A tree must simply cover it's face
In its willowy fringe
And wait for Autumn to take its leaf
And Winter to frost it's sap.

But it never quite happens
And a tree is caught in a new world
Blooming ferociously into being.
So he remakes his old, shed clothes
And hides from the
Scoffing serenades of an unphased nature.

I wish the tales of ten thousand and two trees to be heard
They may take their roots out of the mud yet.

Submitted: Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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  • Gold Star - 14,904 Points John Westlake (3/24/2014 7:44:00 AM)

    An interesting read. Although I think more than a few people would panic if trees could sing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Søren Valentine (9/12/2013 2:19:00 PM)

    It's teeth of dead bark....

    That is my favourite line. I love the whole poem. It's very good, sort of melancholy as you first taste it. Then you relate... and by you I mean me. Very very well writen but I feel the chocolate brown line detracts from the poem by taking away from the image presented. That's just my opinion. Anyway, great job! (Report) Reply

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