Under The Linden Tree

She sits in a park
underneath a linden tree
a roof of heart-shaped leaves
and honey sweet blossoms
that lure the bees,
above her

And when she listens
to the rustle of the wind in the tree,
when she squints her eyes a bit
and looks carefully, she sees Freya
protecting all the lovers
that once came together under the linden
to proclaim and strengthen their love
by pressing their thumbs
on the bark of the tree

And she smiles as she looks up,
while thinking of her beloved
and instead of pressing her thumb
she writes poetry on the linden
with her finger
to proclaim her love

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