The NaPoWriMo prompt for Day 3 is intriguing. I already know about Michael McClure’s “Personal Universal Deck” and it’s on a long list of things I’d like to do as I love cards of all kinds. But it needs more than a day to do properly, and I only have an hour on this particular day.
So I stuck with the Oracle’s deck of magnetic words, as I do most Saturdays. She knows these are holy days, as is every day when we pay attention to the wonders of the earth and its seasons. Who will save her?
spring seeds light birds flower air bees following
“The best and easiest way to get a forest to return to any plot of cleared land is to do nothing–nothing at all, and do it for less time than you think.”
–Richard Powers, The Overstory
The Oracle really got into my head today–I’ve been thinking of Richard Powers’ book about trees ever since I started reading it. Is it possible for humans to exist in tree-time, tree-space, way above and beyond the petty grievances and obsessions of their current lives? It seem to me if we want to survive as a species, we have to try.
come home–grow like trees
song and then
forests–be roots blanketing
path with wild
tendrils of green sun–
feel the earth
always between belonging
to river stone light