Friday, 19 of January of 2018

Jean Pearson – Seed Pod And Resinous Cone

…many of these poems show such linking of human to nature, present to past, to achieve or at least move closer to, the lost unity. The first poem in the book, “Seed Pod and Resinous Cone,” shows the observation of Nature as the first step. From: Trumpeter, Journal of Ecosophy
Earth turns into the brittle season
washed and chilled by rain.
Crickets now have little to say.
To silent roots the trees draw down
the sugar in their veins.
Wild geese point out routes
for summer dreamers.
Faded leaves hang faltering in wet wind.
How I freeze for the warmth and ease
of the Sun.

No need to give the cold more scope
than all of a sparse season.
Secrets are visible now.
Seed pod and resinous cone reveal
a symmetry that settles me.
I can be still,
outwait the shortened light.
This is not dying.
Only a necessary step
deeper in.

Jean Pearson
November 1 1988 Earth First!

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