Author and Silver Lake resident Janet Fitch has written a poem about an enormous backyard eucalyptus tree that fell during last week’s windstorm. Here are a few lines from “Tribute to a Fallen Giantess”:
and there is change.
A death, much like our own.
And we too will leave
a hole in our own backyard world
sun and sky where once
a great tree plumed.
A hundred feet
of shimmering fragrant grayish-green
the twisting limbs
of a sensual giantess.
Read the complete poem at Fitch’s blog. (h/t L.A. Observed)