Inspired by Tony Hill's poem "Carved"
As I walked once more
through a trail in the woods,
dried leaves crushed under my feet.
The mist rose from beneath and laced
around the Oaks, Pines, Maples, and wait...
Laburnum, resplendent in colour!
Laburnum... what a magnificent tree!
It moved gracefully with slight breeze in the air.
Its clustered yellow flowers
adorning its frame...
to the sight, it is a delight!
With hanging flowers like pendants on chains,
like lit up lanterns through the night.
As I moved closer towards the tree,
like a moth drawn to fiery light...
bright yellow flowers - served a warning...
for brilliance hides its secret well
and in beauty, lies danger.
"Known as the Golden chain tree...
All parts of the plant are poisonous, and can be lethal if consumed in excess. "