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Offline Gyppo

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Coppice
« on: February 16, 2016, 05:10:01 AM »
Coppicing

Five to seven years,
that's the growing time
for a good walking stick.
I'll be seventy,
maybe seventy two,
when I next coppice
my backyard hazel tree.

There's a continuity here,
and a shameless optimism,
plus a comfortable ambiguity
which rather appeals to me.

Gyppo
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Offline Mrs N

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Re: Coppice
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2016, 05:31:33 AM »
Appeals to me, too. What a fine piece of writing. Honest and true. 8)

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Re: Coppice
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2016, 05:37:45 AM »
Very nice. I wouldn't mind having a hand carved hazel walking stick.

Offline LMSozo

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Re: Coppice
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2016, 10:26:49 PM »
This is really wonderful.

Offline heidi52

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Re: Coppice
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2016, 06:27:42 AM »
Thanks for sharing, enjoyed the read.

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Re: Coppice
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2016, 04:37:08 AM »
Thankyou, Folks.  Glad to see it struck a chord.
My website is currently having a holiday, but will return like the $6,000,000 man.  Bigger, stronger, etc.

In the meantime, why not take pity on a starving author and visit my book sales page at http://stores.lulu.com/gyppo1