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Robert Wrigley: The Consciousness of Everything

That time’s lost now, when a stone could hurt,
when a feather missed its wing,
when sky kissed clouds and grass kissed dirt
and nothing thought itself just a thing.

May 26, 2020 · 2 Comments

Sandra McPherson: Far Away in Time, the Senses Return to Me as I Identify with That Tree

The way the lightning-split
willow was tugged,
wandy and half still alive,
It refused to uncork.

September 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sandra Lubarsky: Speak the Name of Beauty

So beneficial is exposure to the natural world that a new global movement has arisen to declare access to nature a human right.

August 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Travel Deep Inside a Leaf

To really get to know the tallest trees in the world, start with their leaves.

July 19, 2019 · 2 Comments

Robert Frost: The Sound of the Trees

Why do we wish to bear
Forever the noise of these
More than another noise
So close to our dwelling place?

July 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Robert Walicki: If a Tree Falls

A tree falls does anyone care if it makes it into this poem? A poem bone deep and raw, broken into bark and hanging on to the edge of a … Continue reading

February 21, 2019 · 1 Comment

Zoltán Böszörményi: The Conscience of Trees

(A fák lelkiismerete) you must appeal to the conscience of trees their calm is the sign of confidence that you’ve coveted for ages even with a budding mind   their … Continue reading

September 7, 2018 · 1 Comment

Paul Christensen: The Cedar Forest

There’s a cedar forest near where I live in the south of France, which sprawls across the slopes of a mountain otherwise covered in what the French call the garrigue. … Continue reading

July 29, 2018 · 7 Comments

Deborah DeNicola: What Words?

What Words could fold this paper into a tree? How can I coax its ridges back into bark, rub its creases into nodules, flatten its already concave belly for someone … Continue reading

May 31, 2018 · 1 Comment

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