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Posts tagged “oak

Old Oak

Carver Regional Park | Minnetrista, MN 2011

Trees have always fascinated me
Called to me
Sometimes whispered to me
This old Oak brings back memories of childhood
Living in Nordeast Minneapolis there was not a lot of room to roam
There was a vacant lot on the fringes of the neighborhood
In this lot stood a tall strong oak
A few of us decided we would turn this old oak into a tree apartment
The only boards on this tree were the ones used to create a makeshift front stoop
Each child had a limb
Each limb was an apartment
Each apartment had a phone
A pink plastic replica of a real phone
Or two cans with a string
An entire summer was spent in the “apartment” complex
We were like birds sitting in the tree all day, we could not be seen from passersby only heard
Sounds emitting from the tree were not the sounds of birds singing but the sounds of children
Singing
Laughing
Playing
That was a great summer

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Dancing Oak 2012

Dancing Oak

Silver Lake Park, 3 Rivers District | MN 2012

Centuries past pagan tune
plays to the old oak
as it tips and sways
in the last remaining rays
of the failing spring sun

Hipsamatic | John S lens | Kodot XGrizzeled film | Dreampop flash