Poem: 'Apple trees at Gosling Sike'

Apple tree at Gosling Sike ©Helen Roberts

Poetry inspired by the apple orchard at Gosling Sike.

Apple trees at Gosling Sike

Global potential with a star inside.

Out of twigs and rain

Sustenance is born.

The nurturing goddess

overcoming original sin.

Take, eat of me, eat of my flesh,

become one with the world,

breathe with earthy rhythm,

weeping circular tears of dew,

and cast off leaves and shadows.

Species

Crab Apple

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Bee settling on apple blossom © John Macfarlane, one of last year's winning photos