Ent fingers /
scattering diamonds – /
raindrops in the pines //
A second haiku written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, where “trees” were our prompt.
◊ In Greek mythology, the trees in the Dodona Grove (near Zeus’s sanctuary) had the gift of prophecy. When they were alive they were oracles. When they were cut, their wood was used to build the Argo – and the wood warned of approaching danger.
◊ Indian mythology has a Tree of the Sun and Moon. It could foretell the future – as a male during the day and a female during the night.
◊ And – more recently – who can forget Grandmother Willow in “Pocahontas” or the apple-throwing trees in “The Wizard of Oz”?
Every time I see “tree faces” I think of the Ents. Here is an Ent I “captured” at the park tonight: