Every spring we plant a few hundred trees at my in-law’s Christmas tree farm in Massachusetts. And each year I need another lesson in how to plant these delicate seedlings. Today’s poem was inspired by those directions.
I knew right away I wanted to write this poem as a shape poem and then chose an upside down nonet poem to mirror that tree like shape. A nonet has nine lines, with the first line having one syllable and building to the ninth line with nine syllables – or vice versa.