Tate author Eldon Massie featured on the Ruidoso News

Tate author Eldon Massie shares the inspiration behind his poetry book, “The Tree I Used To Be” in a highlighted article on Ruidoso News.

After splitting one huge Ponderosa Pine log into two pieces, the well-seasoned inner part that once was just a small sapling, fell to the author’s feet – making him think of all the things this noble tree might have witnessed. As he picked it up, he saw just how tiny this majestic old monarch once was. This pencil size twig seemed to tell him, “This is the tree I used to be.”


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