The awful loss.
You departed now – far
From our selfish unthinking midst.
Gone now –
Witness of the things that have passed –
Now forever silent
You great oak shall
Colleen’s syllabic challenge this week was to write on the theme inspired by the quote: “Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.” Herman Hesse
I have gone with the mirror cinquain form, and the added prompt to the image of a dead oak. I think to the quote and image work well together to set the mood.