heron carvings

Two elms, siblings, grew tall together
for years side by side near my window

One became ill and died last year,
the other in grief died this spring

A carver of wood was invited to see
latent art within the dead stumps

Now two great blue herons stand tall together
looking up to the future

carving1   carving2  carving3

All photos taken in my back yard in Troy, MI

19 thoughts on “Afterlife

    1. Actually that photo was taken right after they were carved. We put a protective coat on them but they are beginning to look a little weathered now. But I like them even weathered, you know like a well worn jacket or shoes.

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