Tag Archives: nature

Trees, water, with a side of existentialism&nihilism

You are standing in the forest. You smell the wet soft wood, the mud. Lichen grows on fallen trees in delicate ripples, moths flutter past your eyes. You are standing in the forest. The trees start to thin as you … Continue reading

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Waters Flow Where Waters Will

There is a fountain That flows and flows And never lets up And often you will find A blue toad sitting On its rim, Its tadpoles taking a swim As the cool ridges of water Fold over and over again. … Continue reading

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Distant Brilliance

I have such A deep fondness Of the stars   That can only be explained By my understanding   That the stars are just far enough away That in them I can detect no blemish,   Yet they are just … Continue reading

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Learning To Love My Stars

“If I cannot lie under the stars, I will watch them from my window” said a little girl to her parents one night. This was one of the difficult adjustments the girl had to make when her chronic illness first … Continue reading

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The Bird and Her Bench

A little bird Perched On the iron armrest Of a bench Just outside The library. . It was a funny bird, For I saw it daily As I went to write, But not once Had I observed A fat worm … Continue reading

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Tambourine Girl

The park was peaceful and the day was warm. In an open field, past abandoned barbeques and empty swings, far out on a blanket of wild grass lay a couple. They stared at the sky, welcoming in the sun. They watched … Continue reading

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iceskating

Gliding with gentle strokes, Slowly in a circle Then again and faster, Lower, Faster, Lower, Cutting through the ice With elegant silver wings. Freedom, Flying with freedom. Soul and wings take over, The rest relaxes: You’re In your own world … Continue reading

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