"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 firstname.lastname@example.org.” Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related 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 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.