Not sure what is going to happen here – there are so many angles to colour – should it be just one colour or many colours? Decided on colours of the rainbow but a bit short of indigo.
To A Silver Birch
Why does your tall trunk tempt me so
with its silky shift of silver?
I long to peel your fragile bark,
touch your feathery foliage.
Instead your latticed lacy boughs
lie silent, patiently waiting,
waiting for the wind to whisper
its songs of a southerly air.
With your bare, crinkled carapace
your stark winter beauty dazzles.
I brush apart your spring green branches
to search for bluebells in the grass.
Cloaked by your summer canopy,
I can gaze through a lime-green veil.
But I prefer your golden dress
in which you welcome shorter days.