Category Archives: birch tree painting

OVER HILL AND INTO DALE…

(a GOOGLE IMAGE)

Via local channels,

Little plots sprout solar panels…

Habitat

Is gone like that,

In woodland creature annals!

Every old gravel pit

And lots of the newer ones fit…

Being filled with arrays

To catch sun rays,

For energy profit.

Producing energy costs,

Much higher the birds lost…

Killed by spinning

Blades thinning,

Out enormous flocks!

But who needs all that dead wood,

Just “trash”–no good–

People vote

The almighty volt,

But never have understood.

–Jonathan Caswell

(An opinion piece)

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NEW BIRCH BEGINNINGS

NEW BIRCH BEGINNINGS

Only God can make a tree,

Been years since painting one for me…

A cancellation

Brought participation,

A class for the elderly!

My worry was shaking hands,

Picture painting hasĀ  certain demands…

Lucky for me

A birch tree,

And its wiggly trunk still stands!

The instructor put a cardinal in mine,

On a snow-cover branch so fine…

And “fly specks” too

Of snow that flew,

We pictured it at wintertime.

–Jonathan Caswell

BIRCH TREE PAINTING PARTY

BIRCH TREE PAINTING PARTY!

It is a marvel Monday

The painting party’s soon,

Tables are plastic-covered

In our Common Room…

I almost wish I had signed up

For curiosity

If I can type out this blog

Then could I paint a tree?

–J. E. C.