Ancient Hawthorn

Do not disturbĀ an ancient hawthorn,

SweetĀ branches nor the root,

RespectĀ as like asĀ mourn,

Tread gently with your boot.

 

Take extra special care,

No spade dug,Ā nothing shoved,

As mightĀ be laying there,

OnceĀ buried, once lost, a preciousĀ one beloved.

~Ā  Ā Ā©R Jane Bowen 2018