Voice Lessons

In pictures I teach the students about
the apple tree and what it learns
about its own life
that blossoms will
come upon spring and the lush green
bursts of foliage will cover its upper
body in summer
and that soon—at now
the fruits of summer life will step forth
in memories as round and as crisp as orbs
that lie loose on the lines of its branches.
How proper that on these days I
become that tree. I become the fall
and its memories. Its pages that when dropped
can be scattered in words
and propelled from the mouths of babes
their flavorful sweet songs
the melodies and their company
which serve to warm us on the coming winter days.

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About Kate Houck

Educator. Human. Poet. Seeking truth through experience.
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2 Responses to Voice Lessons

  1. charlypriest says:

    I guess we all become that tree, some sooner other latter. Great poem.

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