Fig Tree

Wintering Over

By: - Sep 07, 2014


Fig Tree

Branches tied

Bundled tightly not too

Trench dug corresponding to height

Two fig trees

Roots loosened cut on one side

Bent gently into the ground

Covered with earth

Marked with stakes for Spring

Wintering over

Mediterranean fruits

Enduring New England winter

On the phone to Florida

Telling Mom

Back Yard, East Boston

Like your grandmother Giuliano

She said recalled

Early years of Marriage

In Brooklyn

Brown Italian figs

Grandma Giuliano had them in pots

Took them inside each year

If she gave you one fresh from the branch

A gift of solid gold

Tales of the family tree

November 25, 1998