”Ensatina eschscholtzii eschscholtzii”, photo by Chris Brown, via Wikimedia Commons
Rock Wall in Suburban Woods
Stones in the wall nest with each other
as communion comes in touch and quiet.
The moss earns its way in solace
giving seasons a green to measure.
An ensatina salamander slips
from the verge of stone and mud
on fire-orange legs in the dark
and scrabbles for spiders and slugs.
Breathing through skin, hidden
under a rock roof, moss for a rug,
and silence as its hiding place.
Tricia Knoll has clan in Vermont and follows the ever-so-gradual coming out of snow and snowfest of this late to bloom state. Her garden is full of wildly blooming forsythia, daffodils, hellebore, and the tulips are thinking about it. In summer 2017 her new book, Broadfork Farm, is coming out from The Poetry Box. It salutes life on a small organic farm in Trout Lake, Washington.
Now available at Amazon.com from Aldrich Press, Ocean’s Laughter — a book of lyric and eco-poetry about Manzanita, Oregon. Reviews.