Groves of Ancient Splendor

I once visited a redwood forest in California.  Those trees are the most amazing “towers”.

English: A sequoia sempervirens (California re...

English: A sequoia sempervirens (California redwood, coast redwood) fairy ring in California. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Groves of Ancient Splendor

Towering redwoods,
Standing over the forest –
Ancient sentinels.

Scorching summer heat,
Threatening waves of wildfires,
Clearing forest floors.

Unleashing giants,
Like the phoenix of the flame,
Rising from the ash.

My “tower” poem for Carpe Diem’s #202 prompt is about the giant’s of the redwood forests.  It takes the form of a haiku trio. 

In the 90’s, I was able to visit Muir’s woods to see these majestic trees.  I learned that they actually depended on forest fires to clear the underbrush for new trees, and to heat their pinecones so that their seeds would drop.


About ewdupler

Gene is an avid outdoorsman, loves reading and is known to put pen to paper (well, he types) as an amateur poet.
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3 Responses to Groves of Ancient Splendor

  1. Rosemarie says:

    Very nice association with “tower”.

  2. I like these a lot. The way you have used The Tower in your haiku is great. Those trees are really like towers. Thank you for sharing Gene

  3. Pingback: California: the joy of redwoods and friendship | Footsteps and Photos

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