despite …… wind
despite …… hail
and only …. this one tree

despite …… cold
despite …… rock
and only …..where roots find earth

despite …… sheep
despite …… man
and only …..resilience

despite …… greed
despite …… blindness
and only …..good fortune

despite
despite
and only

despite …… progress
despite …… pollution
and only …..limited time

 

The Little Asby Hawthorn is a survivor and stands strong in a landscape that is otherwise bereft of fully grown trees. Within the limestone grikes on Little Asby Scar other hawthorns press on, no bigger than the top of stones, but only this one rises tall.

The Little Asby Hawthorn

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