The Green Tree Snake and the Willow Wand

Round the willow wand

The tree snake winds

Secure at last

No mops or brooms

No foreign wood pretending

To be

A tree

It winds itself


Allows itself

To be carted

From this barren room

Where no trees sway

Where no snake

Should ever


With great relief

It leaves the wand

As miraculously

A tree



Out in the sun

The green tree snake


To see



To wind itself

Round eucalypts

And willow wands

At play

Copyright April 2013

4 thoughts on “The Green Tree Snake and the Willow Wand

  1. Beautiful!! I love the rhyme scheme, very simple and elegant.
    I have a blog, Synkroniciti, which features different types of art with a weekly theme. Our theme for this week is tree and I would like to feature your poem. May I reblog you?

  2. Reblogged this on synkroniciti and commented:
    Here is a beautiful and sinuous poem about a tree snake reblogged from bluebellina. It is based on her father’s efforts to save a snake. Lovely unforced rhyme scheme and a delightful view of nature. Elegant.

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