Adolescent Year

by Aidan Andrew Dun

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Among nubile
orange trees
sap is coming
gently to the boil.

Fiery cadenzas
birdsongs echo
inside this
very clement spring.

Each trill scatters
through green
swelling each timid
form with praise

Serenading every
introverted bud:
epics of long-gone
summer trees

The lineage of all
their leaves:
flowerings
long ago.

 

 

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