All around the Hamlet Mist shrouds green And pokes of roof Field unfurls to mountain and stream Runs over a billion stones The symphony of water And birdsong in the forgetting light And people spending time with one another. The Earth is not an elder It is not up to the Earth. The Earth is … Continue reading

The pump is primed It's been some time Fertile and frantic Earth Fertile to give and frantic to live Every breath betrays The stillness of mist on mountains Even the animals Especially the animals Fight to survive Must fight to survive. And yet such sublime light And smell of gentle forest and hillside And lilacs … Continue reading