(Pondering a shade tree for the back garden, saw this one up the street in someone’s parking strip and totally fell for it, can’t find it in any of my tree books, got a silly Doors song stuck in my head about it so will make you suffer along with me…)
Hello, I love you, won’t you tell me your name?
Hello, I love you, let me jump in your game.
I’m walking down the street
Blind to everyone I meet
Do you think you’ll be the one
To ID this tree so I can get me some?
It holds its head so high
Like a statue in the sky
Its arms are lovely, and its roots are long
When it moves my brain screams out this song
Sidewalk crouches at its feet
Like a dog that begs for something sweet
Do you hope to make it yours, you fool?
Do you hope to pluck this variegated jewel?
Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello
I want you
I need my baby (sapling)
Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello
(Any thoughts on what this lovely specimen might be, and whether it is a good candidate for a smallish backyard, would be most welcome. Sorry about passing along the earworm!)
To see the Lizard King (Jim Morrison) & Co. in action from 1968, click here. Have you been to visit his maybe-grave at Pere-Lachaise cemetery in Paris? I have, by accident (I was looking for Oscar Wilde instead but it’s impossible to miss the people hanging out over with Jim.)