BACK IN TUEBINGEN IN NOVEMBER FOR TUEBINGEN/DURHAM 30TH ANNIVERSARY ANTHOLOGY LAUNCH

BACK IN TUEBINGEN IN NOVEMBER FOR TUEBINGEN/DURHAM 30TH ANNIVERSARY ANTHOLOGY LAUNCH

22.12.14

TREES DON’T HURT ME




Trees don’t hurt me,
unless cut into batons.
In so cost conscious a countryside,
they afford me rest.
So cool, so upright, their dignity
binds me to the tranquil forest.
They assert an uncomputerised grain
which feeds my spirit’s hunger.
Trees offer shelter to my painful moods,
calm my tempers and fierce dreams.
We must learn respect for trees,
they can teach us to breathe,
to  sway naturally,
to leave space in poems

for silence.



KEITH ARMSTRONG

the jingling geordie

My photo
whitley bay, tyne and wear, United Kingdom
poet and raconteur