Sounds of winter: day 13

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9U1gJy8AvE

O tannenbaum sung by the Vienna Boys’ Choir is for everyone who has their tree up by now. I admit to having an artificial tree. Partly to avoid needles in carpets and pet paws, and partly because of this poem: little tree by e.e.cummings https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47304/little-tree

I love the poem (I love all his poems) but I can’t help feeling really sad for the tree. All that splendour then instead of life in the dark woods, the council rubbish tip…

A friend bought me the Jacqui Lawson Advent Calendar this year and the first animated scene had a jazz version of O tannenbaum playing. Lovely!

I don’t seem to have any photographs or icons of pine trees but this photo is of the trees in a friend’s garden in Germany one New Year (in snow).

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