The corn people


Growing stuff

Held in warmth and darkness, the embryos await the light Grow whole and plump out of the broken Push their rumpled heads out of the night   The babies tremble in the springtime wind Their tender jade hands patting at the raindrops, their bodies Stretching slowly toward the sun   The children dance in line […]

August 4, 2017

Colors of spring


Growing stuff

Confession: I always thought the true colors of spring were rainbow pastels – lilac, mint, pink, baby blue, soft yellow. But when I went driving a week or two ago and really looked at the countryside, the colors weren’t what I expected. Rust was a big one, and chartreuse, scattered through the trees all over […]

May 6, 2017