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20 short lines for a distant friend

The cranes have gone and most of the geese and all but the topmost golden aspen leaves. Aspen grow fast and thick as blades of grass in the sun-fed clearings where pines don’t last. Aspen grow fast but most of … Continue reading

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Populus tremuloides

Quaking aspen, heart- shaped leaves tremulous in the slightest stirring of a whispery breeze, golden stars that twinkle in autumn’s bluest light, are raked to earth by wind and rain to turn papery then muddy brown, fragile simulicra of the … Continue reading

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