(Learning from Nature) MYSTICAL POEMS: “Camas Lillies”

“Camas Lillies”   Consider the lilies of the field, the blue banks of camas opening into acres of sky along the road. Would the longing to lie down and be washed by that beauty abate if you knew their usefulness, how the natives ground their bulbs for flour, how the settlers’ hogs uprooted them, grunting…

SPRING POEMS: “Out of the cold” by Kathleen Gillum

“Out of the cold”   Out of the cold and frozen earth The tiny shoots appear, And always take me by surprise At this time of year. Those minty, fragile drops of white On slender stalks of green, Have sometimes sprung up overnight Upon the winter scene. They are the first of all the flowers…

Learning from Nature HAIKU POEMS: “Delicate flower” (“Flor delicada”)

“Skeleton flowers are unique flowers which turn transluscent upon exposure to water and rain. Its white petals become completely clear, then transform back to their original milky white color once dry.”Diphelleia grayi, the scientific name of the Skeleton Flower, can be found in only three parts of the world. The plant grows on moist, wooded…