Monday, February 23, 2009

My Sycamore Tree Poem

Above: my sycamore tree.
Does the world need another sycamore poem? Probably not and certainly not if it's much the same as most of the others. Still the coffin idea may be original so I'll stick at it.

William Carlos Williams wrote about a young sycamore. Read it here. Another American poet on sycamores here.

Of course the sycamore tree can mean different things in different places, the Irish sycamore is not the same as the American sycamore. More here and here. To avoid confusion I'll call my poem Acer pseudoplatanus. That's the correct name and I like the resonance of the pseudo also.

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