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Heart of Ginkgo

Heart of Ginkgo


30" fabric wall hanging

Ginkgo is one of the oldest living tree species. It is actually a conifer, a deciduous one like Tamarack. Trees are either male or female, and are wind pollinated. In this piece I tell the story of  the Ginkgo's life cycle, as its tree rings might tell us if they could speak.

The Consent
by Howard Nemerov

Late in November, on a single night

Not even near to freezing, the gingko trees

That stand along the walk drop all their leaves

In one consent, and neither to rain nor to wind

But as though to time alone: the golden and green

Leaves litter the lawn today, that yesterday

Had spread aloft their fluttering fans of light.


What signal from the stars? What senses took it in?

What in those wooden motives so decided

To strike their leaves, to down their leaves

Rebellion or surrender? And if this

Can happen thus, what race shall be exempt?

What use to learn the lessons taught by time,

If a star at any time may tell us: Now.

$ 1,500.00

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