Sculpted soul
cast in stone
Swallowed whole
cursed by vines

Tender leaves
grow and grow
Without malice
wrap and turn

Peering through
fate’s window
The shield caves
to nature’s way


– – –

Photo: Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai, China, c.b.w. 2005
Words: c.b.w. 2014


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