(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…