Peoria, Tazewell, And Woodford: Here, There & Everywhere

Cedars Destroyed By Ice by Mike Foster

CEDARS DESTROYED BY ICE

 

If they had not been so high, so fine, so full,

These cedars would have lived.

But April ice diamonded them deadly,

They bent like thieves

Under the weight of crosses

And they tore themselves and fell.

Now they will die.

 

Lovers, pause by this raw wood

Drying as a corpse dries

And read the fate of too much joy and glory

In its red and fragrant heart

Ripped open to our eyes.

 

Lovers, the stunted trees

Whose branches were thin—

 

Lovers, they live still.

 

6 April 1975—18 March 2009

 

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One comment on “Cedars Destroyed By Ice by Mike Foster

  1. Bruce R Schoenbein
    February 3, 2016

    Excellent imagery. Loved this poem!

    Like

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