Years ago, it was
The arch of trees rose so high
Brought down by disease
©2017 Annette Rochelle Aben
My parents grew up with chestnut trees, most died from a blight a few decades back. Now, there’s a blight on the orange trees that isn’t responding to attempts to be rid of it. Sad.
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I shall send energy to the orange trees! ❤
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Thank you for the reblog!
A beautiful haiku for memories.
Absolutely! Takes me back to the 70’s.
Beautiful Haiku Annette!
Thank you, Ritu. A great memory of my late teens.
This is quite sad, Annette.
When my parents bought this house, back in 1972, every street in our subdivision, was canopied by glorious Elm trees. They were attacked by Dutch Elm disease and 75% succumbed to the blight. The few that survived are magnificent!
Oh a sad one this week Annette, poor trees 😦
They died, daring greatly!
It is terrible how suddenly these great creatures can fall. We don’t have elms in Australia but we have wonderful Jarrah trees that suffer from what we call “die back” and we have lost many of these giants.
In Ohio, where I lived for nearly 20 years, their Ash trees were plagued by the Emerald Ash Borer…
Sad how quickly one thing can ravish another.
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