April A to Z: A haiku a day for 26 days – Y for Yew

Yew trees have been planted in Churchyards for many years but the tradition pre-dates Christianity. Celts and other pre-christian people often planted yew trees in their chosen burial site in the belief that these slow growing and long living trees brought eternal life.

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Picture and verse by © Siobhán McNamara

Yew trees in graveyards
symbols of mortals craving
immortality

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2 Responses to April A to Z: A haiku a day for 26 days – Y for Yew

  1. Gina says:

    I did not know this about yew trees. Love the haiki and the photo.

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