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Among the lemon trees

The little path that winds down

along the slope plunges through cane-tufts

and opens suddenly into the orchard

among the moss-green trunks

of the lemon trees.

– from The Lemon Trees by Eugenio Montale (1896-1981)

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Gozo, March 2019



Copyright Debbie Smyth, 23 July 2021

Posted as part of Becky’s TreeSquare

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  1. And no leaves left. I like that snippet of poetry and followed the link to the entire poem. Do you know all these poems or do you find them to go with photos (or find photos to go with bits of poetry?)

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  2. Brilliant poem to go with y.our images…I like “the murmur of tender leaves in a breathless, unmoving air.”….(shades of a Greek island in he midday sun). And I like the comment that “Even the poor know that richness, the fragrance of the lemon trees.”

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