Twisted Cherry

“As the twig is bent, the tree’s inclined”  Alexander Pope’s Epistles to Several Persons (1732)

Cherry tree  twisted trunk up close.jpg

From a twisted trunk,
Does grow a twisted tree?
One half flourishing
One half failing
To thive.

April 9, 2019, Poem 9

7 thoughts on “Twisted Cherry”

  1. It is in our neighborhood–across the parking lot. I thought it was neat looking trunk also. Wonder what all fo the Pope references mean. Thanks for commenting.


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