The Arbutus Tree


The Arbutus Tree



Warrior like limbs

Solid and strong

Yet smooth

as skin

Burning in sun

flakes fall


as summer snow

uniquely curled

and small

In spring

you loosen leafy shawl

as if to taunt the trees

that lost their’s

in fall

When winter wages war

and deciduous trees

parade bare

you flaunt


waxy emerald coat

as if you hadn’t

a care!


I love everything about our Arbutus tree.  It’s refusal to fit in with the crowd reminds me of Someone I dearly love.  He was about his Father’s business, and the establishment was largely not impressed!

Out of the Box Blessings ~ Wendy