GINKGO MEMORY BOOSTER

GINKGO MEMORY BOOSTER

 

Ginkgo is good for memory, they say,

I saw some and floated away…

Back to where I was raised

In innocent days,

There were two in the yard where we played.

Found a leaf of it on the ground,

Near two trees in fall yellow found…

In a railway yard

Of an industry scarred

By its train switching being shut down.

Ginkgoes are male and female,

With the female big berries prevail…

Yearly, berries bless

With an awfully big mess,

But I’ve not seen the proof of this tale.

A ginkgo reminder of home,

Prompts memories for those who alone…

Lived with them in youth,

Though long in tooth,

These trees are indelibly sown!

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

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