Thursday 16 November 2017

Olive Tree

Dark comfort of the olive grove
protects earth from storm and drought,
offers sanctuary.

Dark fruit, plump with food and oil,
creates a whole cuisine,
supports villages.

Dark branches laden with symbolism
represent the unattainable.


Another poem reposted from back in 2006! 

I also recently reposted an old poem over on my Shapeshifting Green blog, you can read it here

I've recently had a couple of poems published in online journals, you can read them by following the links below: 

Raspberry Picking on Misty Mountain Review

Rogue on Quatrain Fish.


Shafer said...

An olive green poem for a Crafty Green blog!

Crafty Green Poet said...

I hadn't quite looked at it like that but yes.....

Gwil W said...

It's good to give the old ones an airing. Inspired by the Crafty Green Poet I'm doing the same myself. Already into double figures! It's a great thing to do, rediscovering old friends. Ciao e grazie!

Caroline Gill said...

I think I missed this first time around, Juliet: I love the way the poem builds towards its climax, the *perfect* ending.