Mighty tower soars
From colony to space age
I sit in your shade
A Two-for Haiku Hai-Tuesday! A mighty black oak reigns supreme over our back yard. Three years ago it was measured as the largest in a land of giants. It grew with the colonies. It watched wagons of wool feed the hungry mills. It witness the first cars in town and heard the first jet overhead. It will be here long after I am gone.
And yet I can know it only today. The tree is here and now. I can touch it and feel the course bark, the hard wood, but only now. It is not a ghost of the past or a bringer of the future. It is here and now.
Drawing & Photo by Trent P McDonald
The Big Tree people measured it as the largest black oak in New Hampshire about three years ago. It is about 14 feet in circumference.