Little Epic Against Oblivion: 9/11

9/11

Cello

When a dead tree falls in a forest
it often falls into the arms
of a living tree. The dead,
thus embraced, rasp in wind,
slowly carving a niche
in the living branch, shearing away
the rough outer flesh, revealing
the pinkish, yellowish, feverish
inner bark. For years
the dead tree rubs its fallen body
against the living, building
its dead music, making its raw mark,
wearing the tough bough down
as it moans and bends, the deep
rosined bow sound of the living
shouldering the dead.

September 10, 2002

Dorianne Laux
from Facts About the Moon

via Little Epic Against Oblivion: 9/11.

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One Response to “Little Epic Against Oblivion: 9/11”
  1. Thank You I have never read that before but sadly I hear the music here in my forest

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