Pine tree, tall and lean
Your long trunk sprouts no green
‘Til way up high
I cast my eye, and
Find the feathery scene.
You, pine tree, very tall
Inspire me through it all.
You show me grace
And strength to face
I will not fall.
—from Pine Tree, by Rebecca Weathers Dukes
There is unaccountably very little mention in Google concerning Ms. Rebecca Weathers Dukes. Hopefully, once notice is taken of this blog entry, that will change.
Photographs taken on a very warm afternoon walking around the Sarah Duke gardens on the Duke University grounds.
Photos: Dogwood—North Carolina, 2009; Poem, Duke Gardens—North Carolina, 2009