Poets Walk: "north of the treeline"

Poets Walk: "north of the treeline"

Location on Poets Walk Map: 73


Going North by Anthony Piccione


A hundred miles north of the treeline

the last renegade tree.

Sit down. Sit down.

Soon you hear about the howling

the voice forgiving everything.

Lie down.

A simple plant

out of the top of the forehead,

just a spruce.

Birds nest there

though it’s not theirs either.

Be still.


Anthony Piccione, ""Going North"" from Seeing It Was So. Copyright © 1986 by Anthony Piccione. Used by permission of BOA Editions, Ltd., www.boaeditions.org