What do we plant when we plant the tree? We plant the ship that will cross the sea, we plant the mast to carry the sails, we plant the planks to withstand the gales--the keel, the keelson, and beam and knee--we plant the ship when we plant the tree.
Happy Poetry Friday! I am scheduling this post ahead of time! By the time you read this, I will be in the Granite State* visiting family and friends. Today's poem is by Robert Bly:
Boards on the Ground
by Robert Bly
I love to see boards lying on the ground in early spring;
The ground beneath them is wet, and muddy-
Perhaps covered with chicken tracks-
And they are dry and eternal.
This is the wood one sees on the decks of ocean ships,
Wood that carries us far from land...
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Reflections on the Teche has the Poetry Friday round-up. Thanks, Margaret!