Wishful

eucalyptus trees with the morning sun shining on them

Wouldn’t world be better—
if the silver we pine for,
are gum trees only.

Ancient

photo of a eucalyptus tree bark

Old, spotted, wrinkled—
testament to life well lived,
grand dad eucalypt.

Resilient, by your side

Eucalyptus (gum) trees in Canberra
Eucalyptus trees, also known as gum trees

As the winter gums
brave the weather’s vagaries,
good friends have your back.

The land folk

Eucalyptus trees, Canberra
Eucalyptus trees, Canberra

Native guardians,
though scarred and frayed, steady still,
rooted, stand their ground.


Same trees, different haiku. Here.

Likeness

Eucalyptus trees, Canberra
Eucalyptus trees, Canberra

As humans, the gums,
hundreds of varieties,
unsafe when triggered.