Deborah L. Humphreys

ogham infinity
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leaves of trees and letters
of words related by birth
a whirling of imagination
of a clever people
ciphers
of an alphabet were given
names of particular seeds
that trees came to be

the meeting place of spirits
complete and twist-turning
sounds and the mathematical
repeating the intertwining circles
of parallel worlds, the poems
memorized and interpreted
facing what cannot be seen

it is an act of will, a life’s work
and nothing else, but
love can show how
i found my tree. in ogham
oak is the fourth letter
D with lobed leaves with
generous curve of waves
reaching far from western shores
where we now live, now feel
the rings in our embrace and
the knots of our own making