The Poetry of Ellin Anderson

WHITE TREE AT TWILIGHT

Ellin Anderson

Shadowed by a sunless wood
Where loveliness should never grow,
Her branches spilled their starry foam
Like unexpected fall of snow.
A white spire singing of maidenhood
Beside a dead or dying tree
Shed quicksilver blossoms that trapped the light,
Kindling the thicket beneath the dome
Of the slow-descending, star-heavy night
And hope soared up like a litany.
 

2008 by Ellin Anderson. All rights reserved.
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Maple-Key Song
November in Camelot

Wassail Song
Veleda
Cinderella
The Rooster at Midsummer
Liberty Enlightens the People

The Leap
The Goldfinch
Three Bears
Song of the Lily
The Christmas Tree
Song-Sparrow
Grand Bois du Nord
The Owl
Moth Summer
Verticordia
The Little God of Joy
Pear-Petals
Photographing the Moon
A Rabbit
Rose, Do You Know
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Lorelei
Persephone

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The Harvest Chorus
The Maple Mask
Ghost Cardinal

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The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Song for the Harp

The Spinner

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Circe and Ulysses
The Black Arts
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