Light of trees

Light of trees

shadows of clouds / hurrying to some reunion


background image of leaves frozen in ice, with a poem title of "Light of trees".

(© 2008 Alice Popkorn, CC BY 2.0; graphic design by Sarah Hickok)

Photo © 2008 Alice Popkorn (CC BY 2.0). Graphic design by Sarah Hickok.

If you and I die
—we’ll just have to find

a way to go on.

Even that parting
—brief as a kiss—

shadows of clouds
hurrying to some reunion

where we’ll dwell, too,
our lives inseparable

as sunlight from
the green of summer trees.

Listen to this and other poems from the Winter 2018 issue