Looking through the blinds

by | Jul 10, 2013 | Musings, Poetry | 4 comments

looking through the blinds
by Laura McHale Holland

IMG_1006lower branches shorn
the redwood stands
beside brick, steel, glass
high above the building
the tree is whole
made to last
it will outlive
our desks, computers
smartphones, copiers, deadlines
we are but blips
looking through the blinds
at eternity

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  1. Barbara Toboni

    Nice observation poem, Laura. I love Redwood trees.

  2. admin

    Thanks, Barbara! I love them, too. They have such presence, and it’s calming when I look out the window while at my day-job and see the redwood six or seven feet away.

  3. Tanya Savko

    “looking through the blinds
    at eternity” – powerful, Laura. I love the imagery in this.

  4. admin

    Thanks, Tanya! Great to hear from you. I’m not a poet, but I write a poem every now and then, and I enjoy the process. I hope your writing is going well.

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