YON BINSEY POPLAR

 

Beneath the balm of yon Binsey Poplar
a poem came to me
It sang the song of yon Binsey Poplar
an up-and-coming tree

Through the wet and wilted Woodland Forest
ago one century
Ran the regal river Ravensdell--
a stirring sight to see!
It slaked the thirst of yon Binsey Poplar
for all eternity   .     .   .  . . ...

Forever never seems like enough time
Until we are mortal, too
Unlike the love of yon Binsey Poplar
Our span will run its due

Beneath the balm of yon Binsey Poplar
a poem came to me
It sang the song of yon Binsey Poplar
a tree above all trees

 

---jrw 8:21pm
5-28-97