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.
A simple plant
out of the top of the forehead,
just a spruce.
Birds nest there
though it’s not theirs either.
Anthony Piccione, ""Going North"" from Seeing It Was So. Copyright © 1986 by Anthony Piccione. Used by permission of BOA Editions, Ltd., www.boaeditions.org