Post-weekend Poetry 051: Wisteria by Sandy Hartman

Welcome to Post-weekend Poetry and the fifty-first poem in this series. This week’s piece welcomes back Sandy Hartman.


A hundred year wisteria twined and grew around an ancient oak of mighty size
lost in the forgotten scruff and shrub of a garden gone wild
Free at last to grow its own way in the green smothered acre
A great vine grown so large
I could not begin to encircle it with my arms

I would stand there on bright spring days following its trail
Up through the tree canopy until it disappeared into sunlight and leaf shadow
scattering my thoughts to the breezes.
Just what, I wondered, would some wandering bird see as it looked down
upon the immense profusion of flowers
That surely draped in lavish beauty all through the upper branches

And how was it possible that this great oak could hold the weight
of such a massive wonder
as though it were but feathers in the wind

© Sandy Hartman 03/06


Thank you Sandy.

SandySandy is a retired public school teacher at the high school and junior high levels, a member of Pen Women of America, Moxy Laureate for and the creator of the site Her poetry is published in several journals and three poems placed first in various contests. She does not self-publish, her hubris in creating, she says, is quite enough. She’s had the good fortune to travel to several countries in Asia and lived for a time in Saigon, Vietnam and Vientiane, Laos during the war. She is most of all, a visionary poet, as you can well see by her site.

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