HEART WOOD (2-April-2013)

Strangler Fig near Natural Bridge in Springbrook National Park, south east Queensland, Australia.

Strangler Fig near Natural Bridge in Springbrook National Park, south east Queensland, Australia.

Mighty buttress intertwine

Love knots cascading down your spine

Strangled embrace around the void

The lost-wax heartwood once deployed.

 

Walking through the twilight ramps

Imagine you are Turkish lamps

With black lined glass wick woven fern

As a fire within could burn.

 

Your shadowed self is just as real

Dressed in lichen shades pale and teal

Through windows on your soul we peer

Only to find that you’re not here.

Inspired by a strangler fig that I photographed at Natural Bridge, Springbrook National Park QLD – but reminiscent of many examples I have seen over the years bushwalking in south east QLD and northern NSW.

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