Illusion of age, twisted with wire and pruned to conform,
Roots clawing down for life over rock;
Limbs dead and living framing allegory and emotion,
A tree captive in a clay pot....bonsai.
Bryan Douglas Cook October 2, 2011
Context for Juniperus chinensis
At a TREE Seed Workshop given by Mike Buckthought, I learned the beauty and purpose of classical Greek epigrams. This is my attempt to write one such epigram in this style on a personal passion....bonsai.
The classical Greek form epigram is 4 lines with 6,5,6,5 emphases.
Read at Tree Reading Series 10 October 2011
Photo is of a Juniperus chinensis (Chinese juniper) root over rock style bonsai: courtesy Artistic Bonsai Circle