Tuesday, 3 September 2013

The Man Who Planted Trees

Southbank Centre
31 August

Into a place of craggy lavender and scrub 
you came, with your tree fingers 
and your quiet way, living alone
and planting day by day ten thousand acorns 
that will grow into a sweet, green army
of oak trees, their roots ferrying water, 
their leaves casting long shadows, their shade 
a lovely resting place at last for an old man 
and his old dog to lie, their hearts content, 
their eyes still bright, the dog still sharp 
at the trick of a bone or stick, his tail thumping 
in the same old way, ears alert, nose wet.

The Man Who Planted Trees, by Puppet State Theatre Company
is now on tour until 26 October

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