Song of the Yew, at the University of Georgia, Athens a sprig of General Oglethorpe's ancestral yew was transported and planted aside the University of Georgia Arch on College Square, in Athens Evergreen, with rusty hue, Needles clean, with rain and dew, Oglethorpe transported me From Britain west across the sea. His home and land were both combined, My nomenclature was entwined, For generations close we stayed, Now my descendants be arrayed. Aside the Arch, in Athens town, My needles green, and tinged with brown; Before they fall into the dust, They go from green to brownish rust. Angle-terre was old, you see, America was new to me— The evergreen renews itself From shelf, to continental shelf. Said the Millennial Away with what you say we need: Cars and houses, lawns and seed. We missed the memo where you sold A bill of goods, of cost untold. Alexander King Ream, formerly known under the penname Neal Dachstadter, is a poet living in Tennessee. His work has been printed in Decanto Poetry Magazine (UK), Western Viewpoints and Poetic Images: the Great American West (Woodinville, Washington), Society of Classical Poets Journal 2015 (Mt Hope, New York), Rocky Point Times (Puerto Peñasco, Mexico) and The Lyric (Jericho, Vermont). A member of the Demosthenian Literary Society at the University of Georgia, he deployed to Hawija, then wrote on Lookout Mountain, continuing with Delta Kappa Epsilon International. Berkeley, Ann Arbor, and Athens encouraged him as a writer. In 2015 he wrote in Arizona at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument five miles north of Mexico.