Wednesday, June 26, 2013


One nice day during the Spring, 
I took a walk along the Central Canal, 
where I saw this vine, growing up along a trellis 
sheltering a bench by the walkway.
I was struck by the contrast of young and old, 
new buds and old growth,
each providing support for the other.

Here a trunk of  an old vine
resembles sisal rope, stretching and twining
from the ground, in and out of the trellis.
Does it provide a pathway for the newer vines,
to grow along the grooves in its surface,
showing them the way towards the sun?

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