Saturday, January 21, 2012

A Lesson

I was studying for my last Interterm test up by the Biola Organic Garden. It was one of the most beautiful afternoons I've experienced since returning to campus: mildly cool shade + tickling sunlight + the gentlest of zephyrs. As I read about phyto-chemicals and looked up from my book to concentrate on memorizing, the lilting of the trees caught my attention and wrested it from its current task. I quickly took out my notebook and scribbled the following:

The trees teach me
how to relax:
sturdy stumps remain rigid,
but limbs languidly lift and wave
in the wind,
shaking stiff arms
and phyto-phylanges -
preparation to perform work peacefully.

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