When I touched the yellow Maple leaves
They entered me,
Without my knowing.
-from An October Astonishment by Garth Gilchrist
Trees take the eye to where it is,
where it was,
then over to distant hills,
far away to other places and times,
-from Waiting for a Message by Rochelle Mass
How can we live
without the tree?
God's gift for us,
for you, for me.
The shade for rest,
the limb for nest.
What we are is spoken best,
by how we treat our trees.
-The Gift by jeff c.
resting winter tree
branches spread across the sky
waiting for spring green
I part the out thrusting branches
and come in beneath
the blessed and the blessing trees.
Though I am silent
there is singing around me.
Though I am dark
there is vision around me.
Though I am heavy
there is flight around me.
-Woods by Wendell Berry
My fine son , Ben, while on a fishing excursion in Colorado and New Mexico in 2005
Do the little trouts have school
In some deep, sun-glinted pool,
And in recess play at tag
Round that bed of purple flag?
- from The Trout by Amy Lowell
Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary.
This tiny son of life; this spright,
By momentary Human sought,
Plume will his wing in the dappling light,
Clash timbrel shrill and gay-
And into time's enormous nought,
Sweet fed, will flit away.
-from The Titmouse by Walter de la Mare
The reason of all cowardice
Is that men are overgrown,
And, to be valiant, must come down
To the Titmouse dimension.
-from The Titmouse by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Titmouse sleek, and top-notched gray
So eager to partake at my feeder this day
When so many others are 'now and then'
The tufted titmouse is my constant friend.
-from The Playground of My Dreams by jeff c.
Thanks bunches for joining me here on this wonderful Alphabe-Thursday. Thanks to Ms Jenny Matlock for facilitating this stupendous meme. It won't be long til we will finish our alphabet assignment. Will we graduate, or perhaps receive a new assignment?..maybe move on to another alphabet...Cherokee, Sanskrit,??? Please check out the many posts for Alphabe-Thursday at jennymatlock.blogspot.com.