Date Palms

Date palms delight
in being out of character.
Planted in sublime places
absorbing different values.

Residing in urban Phoenix
proudly displaying their colors.
Inhabiting Indio and glamorizing Palm Springs
tolerating the Tigris ~ who's at war with itself.

Adapting to various climes
does the glorious Date palm
across continents
and different climactic zones.

Adored by many peoples
but, remaining aloof
in iconoclastic rebellion
to the times we live in.

(c) 2004 by Rosemary Winters Tracey


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