aging trunk

by Elouise

Charley Brown Christmas tree

aging trunk bends low

strong lateral supports fruit

birthed of long labor

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No, you’re not seeing double.

I just couldn’t help myself.

The old bonsai tree has life in it yet.

Hats off to patient gardeners and ancient wisdom

that bring us such beauty.

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© Elouise Renich Fraser, 25 January 2015
Photo credit:  DAFraser, Christmas 2014
Bonsai Display at Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania