Monday, October 13, 2008

162. Beauty in the Bark



A little puzzle today. Eucalyptus trees or, as we usually know them, Gum Trees, bear very unremarkable leaves. However, they make up for this with the beauty of their bark. I have chosen three different examples and matched them with little verses. If you wish, you can match the verse to the bark. Answers tomorrow.


A. Silver-shadowed, silver streaked,
Stark against the moon,
Human forms in silhouette,
Dawn will follow soon.

B.Grey and grotesque mountains
Backed by a greyer sky,
And bats approaching silently
Dropping from on high.

C. Dark clouds blown into an orange sky;
The hint of a cloudy stain,
And wild things flying upward
Into the driving rain.


Mari Meehan said...

It will be fun to see if I guessed correctly! When we lived in Southern CA we had Eucalyptus bordering our yard. They had a wonderful scent but were oh so messy with the slightest of breezes. Of course the hawks that called them home dropping their leftovers didn't help much!

Bear Naked said...

I'll give it a try Brenda.


And if that is correct it is just a lucky guess on my part.

Bear((( )))

Maggie May said...

Beautiful poetry and photos.

1 C

Indrani said...

1 - C
2 - A
3 - B

Not so easy! Great idea!!


A == 2

B == 3

C == 1

Tougher than it seems!

Anonymous said...

Hello Brenda - I found my way to your blog at last. When you have posted comments over on BTB the URL has a comma rather than a full-stop so that the link doesn't work.
I love photos of bark. I used to have a eucalyptus in my garden (a couple of homes ago.)

Now that I have found you I will add you to my blogroll!