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Spring Time

23 Apr
A picture my friend Luke Johnson took in Hawaii in February

A picture my friend Luke Johnson took in Hawaii in February

 

Thin curved branches topped with new golden mustard shoots

announce spring’s reappearance,

splendid as mountain’s dawn ricocheting on pine bristled rocky spines

echoing to the valley floor spread below –

Breathing in I am alighted by the warmth of the sun

Breathing out I smile to the beauty of nature enveloping me –

And is not everything nature really?

Yes, the earth and sky and waters of course,

the fruits of their labor, their rich colors and sweet fragrance,

but also the glistening web of wires strung from pole to pole coursing with

electricity and information,

brick and mortar buildings,

asphalt and gravel,

big rigs, smoke stacks, metal grain bins, and water treatment plants –

Nothing can be separated from nature,

nothing discarded in the name of connection –

Everything we have created

has come from, and will go back to,

this one sacred and most amazing planet

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