This photo comes from my good friend Hazlin at http://hazrock.wordpress.com/

She took this creepy photo the other day….At least i thought it was creepy….


Slowly engorging…

Drawing all the minerals

from the ground

And showing a belly

venomously distended….

He strained to raise his bulk up


but just remained content to feed…

and feed…

Until all the area…

near and far…

hung on to just

a tender thread of life…

As this glutton

just drank and ate more…

despite their attempts…

their vain attempts…

to stop him…


David L. Whitman 11/11/12 amazed and shocked….


19 thoughts on “Swollen

  1. Thank you for this honor. See, I even spelled honor your way. 🙂
    For me it was more mesmeric than creepy. I stared at it for quite some time. And still gave it lingering looks as we left the place.

  2. David, This is the first time I see a tree whose stem is shaped like a bottle … is very interesting how he develops his way! This natural architecture is great!
    Your poem, I perceive a little bit funny … the tree trunk, which avidly drank all the minerals in the soil … maybe I’m wrong … But I love it so much!
    I hope you have a wonderful day and a new week David splendid in every way! Stefania fondly! 🙂

    • Yes. That’s the way It is I think. The tree was a bit greedy and now its surrounded by cement. No more feeding how are you stefania! We have a wonderful day off here!

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