Sue Chenette

About Place Journal, Volume II Issue I
Trees

 
On a Solitary Walk in Square du Temple
 
 
At the far end of the mallard pond, a tree
like clustered elephant trunks
 
branches thick with shade-
green ovals drooping over grass
 
un hêtre pleureur, the plaque confirms – this fat
granddaddy of Weeping Beeches
 
I take a photo for Ruth
who prunes the slender Beech
 
planted to drape
her deck back home
 
                                     wanting
an Oh! to echo my own
 
 
 
Sue Chenette, a classical pianist as well as a poet, grew up in northern Wisconsin and has made her home in Toronto, Canada, since 1972. She is an editor for Brick Books, and the author of Slender Human Weight (Guernica Editions, 2009) and The Bones of His Being (Guernica Editions, 2012).
 
 

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