Poem: “All That’s True”

All That’s True

I saw two trees that grew entwined,
The pine tree and the beech tree twinned,
As night and day are of one mind
Though separate they grew as kin

Roots the arms around each other,
The pine tree growing evergreen,
Close as if the two were brothers,
The beech tree fallen autumn lean

One mind they have but tempers two –
The night clandestine and the day,
The pine tree dreaming all that’s true
When beech forgets what it displayed

November 2, 2011

Pavel Chichikov is a Washington DC-based poet and photographer. He has written for both the secular and the Catholic press on issues as diverse as Russian nuclear weapons systems, Olympic athletes, and miracles. His books include From Here to Babylon: Poems by Pavel Chichikov,  Lion Sun: Poems by Pavel Chichikov, Mysteries and Stations in the Manner of Ignatius, and Animal Kingdom. Pavel may be heard reading his works on catholicradiointernational.com and on pavelreads.com. His poetry regularly appears on "The Poetry of Pavel Chichikov."