Ohrmann Museum & Gallery

The Flowering Plum

What is this tree that flashes
in the wind, but gives us 
no fruit to eat or sell?

Call the man with the axe,
green blood on his blade---

But their children cried out:
'There is joy in this tree,
a warmth in its autumn shade,
and sometimes it sings.  Let it be.'
                       John Haines