Tree poems have counterpoint pairs of phrases arrayed as branches separated by '<>' which symbolises the trunk. The lines (pairs pf brancches) concern the same theme or topic. The lines increase in length to form a triangular tree shape. There is a common theme with the first line the heading in bold.
Wordsmith dour, drab <> embellished don't recite <> read out loud stop for a pause <> never stop writing be difficult, obscure <> be clear express self ignore other poets <> read many good poems procrastinate, delay <> expedite, keep on track wait till words come <> search for words till done