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Sue Chenette

About Place Journal, Volume II Issue I

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
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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