Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Holding onto Time

Gazing off toward the light
catching my eager eyes
Not yet fallen, erect
a regal birch remains, straight
Beyond the edge of the still glade
illumined by the morning sun
with poison ivy climbing up its truck
fungus tiered up its side
nests of birds inside

No longer are there limbs
yet worthy none the less
the regal birch within the glade
has much to teach to us
of standing in life’s trials
of changing usefulness
of living within community
and accepting the part we play

September 28, 2011
Rolling Ridge Day Apart Retreat
“Poetry, Nature, and the Language of the Land”
led by Ray McGinnis
Write to the Heart workshops

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