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Once The Domain Of Birds

Beetles, most likely, felled the giant.
A gruesome deterioration,
of a quiet magnitude,
ravaged inward.
Until, in the cold night,
root structure surrendered
from hardened ground,
to a misery of horizontal dust.
And where once the domain of birds,
was glorified above,
now gives shelter to ants and grubs.
Golden bark breathes no more.
A deathly gray instead petrifies,
the deceased former shade giver.
And yet as cell churns to molecule,
and molecule devolves its complexity,
soil enriches.
Earth becomes fertile.
And the dust again gives way to life.


Copyright © Wayne Hill

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  1. Date: 9/16/2013 5:23:00 AM
    - How amazing it all fits together ..... both in nature and everything that grows and lives on our earth. - An interesting poem, Wayne ! - Well done! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 2:44:00 AM
    Wow this is a masterpiece, totally awesome!!!what a unique way of handling life& death & how you show that death should not be regarded as depressing, sad etc because it means new life...making this a fav poem!! ^_^ -Y.L.N

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 6:25:00 PM
    I loved the positive note towards the end...the dust again gives way to life....this is the best thing about your work Wayne. ..cheers !