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For A Row Of Laurel Shrubs

David Wagoner

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Added by: Angela
As a fellow tree hugger this poem has a way of moving me.

But I wonder is therer some underlying theme that I am missing? I noticed the use of the words "reconnoiter" and "contra". Additionally, phrases such as "your living wall", "settle any of your old squabbles", "soot-blackened", and "eldery branches have been dodging and weaving through so many disasterous springs".

Is Wagoner also speaking of war and soldiers as well as the laural trees?

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