Rite of Passage

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“Why did the grove undress itself only to wait for the snow?”- Pablo Neruda

They stand in a row limbs naked and exposed, ready to face the biting cold,
but I ponder why they chose this time of year to bare their soul?

Is it a rite of passage for a grove of trees to do a strip tease
as warriors did eons ago, withstanding cold snow to prove virility?

Or do they grow restless dressed in a lush tapestry of leaves with no place to go?

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

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37 Comments on “Rite of Passage

  1. Very nice. It makes sensuous a time and a season that don’t always receive that treatment and perspective. Bravo!

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  2. I like it that your trees are not violated maidens, but rather possible Nordic warriors wanting to temper their virility; nice touch.

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  3. This question is beautifully penned: Is it a rite of passage for a grove of trees to do a strip tease
    as warriors did eons ago, withstanding cold snow to prove virility?

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