2 Cabbage Tree
2 Cabbage Tree

The Flying Whale

2 Cabbage Tree

New Zealand Cabbage Tree (Cordyline australis) by David Elliot

Canvas print on wooden frame

Size: 30cm x 30cm

    Accompanies the poem 'There's a solemn wind tonight by Katherine Mansfield

    There is a solemn wind tonight
    That sings of solemn rain;
    The trees that have been quiet so long
    Flutter and start again. 

    The slender trees, the heavy trees,
    The fruit trees laden and proud,
    Lift up their branches to the wind
    That cries to them so loud. 

    The little bushes and the plants
    Bow to the solemn sound
    And every tiniest blade of grass
    Shakes on the quiet ground.

    Image first appeared in 100 New Zealand Poems for Children edited by Jo Noble

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