"The Charter Oak" by Frederic Edwin Church‘Valley Oak’ by Ruth Hill The Society March 31, 2017 Beauty, Poetry 3 Comments Oak tree like a gnarled arthritic hand jutting into the sky black and bent knobby knuckles, twisted swirls and burls appearing ancient, energy spent Dry leaves are sparse, barely hanging on and are missing in many places Branches and twigs like a skeleton which ghostly tule fog soon erases Phalanges fan out like ten fingers a magical deck of cards concealed Suddenly there’s a puff of cold wind with a dozen blue heron revealed Ruth Hill was born and educated in upstate New York, and traveled North America extensively. She is a Certified Design Engineer, lifelong dedicated tutor, and enjoys spoken word. She has won 1st prizes in Gulf Coast Ethnic & Jazz Poetry, Heart Poetry, Lucidity, Poets for Human Rights, and Writers Rising Up. Over 250 of her poems have won awards or publication in the US, Canada, UK, and Israel. She welcomes email at email@example.com.” Related Post ‘Sestina of Night’ by Karen Melander Magoon The lamp holds sway along the shadowed streets A penumbra encircles its sweet shine As night rests softly like a feathered cloak Upon a multitude o... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail 3 Responses venya March 31, 2017 (-: !! Reply venya March 31, 2017 here’s another amazing piece about nature: http://www.visiontimes.com/2017/03/31/true-story-a-snow-stuck-squad-encounters-8-hungry-wolves.html Reply Hibah Shabkhez April 1, 2017 Rather splendid. Thanks! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.