Work In Progress: Gardening The Forest 2006 2014

Work In Progress: Gardening The Forest

 

I garden the forest.

Walking everywhere – like Johnny Appleseed –

I keep my excellent Swedish

Clippers at my side,

And when I eye a roadside tree

With branch too low, so’s I can see,

I make the lower branches go.

I prune and clear selectively,

Clip high as I can reach, which

Being five foot one

And using muscle of the female kind,

Is always kind to undergrowth;

Seduced by ‘further’,

Blazing paths that never were

So light can filter through.

It wants for sun.

It makes for light.

The woods and me are one;

But I can’t tell a soul.

Wandering on until de-celeration

Starts to take me over,

Signs I’ve learned to recognize

When fervor starts to waver

And observer me says “Rest!”

Works in progress never cease –

It is a forest,

After all.

 

Work In Progress: Gardening The Forest 11.28.2006 revised 1.18.2014

Circling Round Nature;

Arlene Corwin

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