At The River
The lines are cast
The fish are not biting
A fisherman wonders why
I don’t know
From a distance in the walking path
Two walkers are approaching
Ask them the question when they arrive.
The base of a tree is surrounded by stones
The other trees are not.
It’s winter even in a tiny vineyard
Meantime I’m walking back home
I’m thinking what I will have for lunch
Will xfinity know?
If trees have eyes and ears
Share messages through roots and leaves
A shade and a hug.
“Shedding leaves and growing new ones depends not only on temperature but also on how long the days are…And how do trees register that the warmer days are because of spring and not late summer?”
“Trees need sense of time for more than just their foliage. This sense is equally important for procreation.”
-Peter Wohlleben, The Hidden Life of Trees
note: the quotations are from the book The Hidden Life of Trees which I just finished reading. Enjoyable to read with humor and plenty of science.
“Each beginning is the end of a waiting. We are each given exactly one chance to be. Each of us is both impossible and inevitable. Every replete tree was first a seed that waited.”-Hope Jahren
note: Quotation from the book, Lab Girl,by Hope Jahren.Lab Girl is non-fiction.
The little things
simple pleasures of ordinary things
peanut butter, Beethoven’s late quartets
moments as moments evolve
concepts not possessions
can make one happy
sweet moments of vibrant greens
cobalt blues, trees, giant
and slender, of Woldgate Woods,
sanctuary of affection
David Hockney painted,
drew “en plein air” changing seasons
“nicely phrased” on iPad videos, paintings
evolving slowly before my eyes
3 days before the exhibit closed
the little things, important little things
I love you, hug me tight.
(from the internet) photo: www.redtedart.com