Unsolicited Advice — A Poem


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“Poppy Celandine” — C.Birde, 5/16

I went to the woods

to read aloud

the lichen on the stones


the braille-bark trees;

to translate the wildflowers’

bright phrases


avian patterns purled

upon the air;


I heard,

marked by the arcs

of Sun and Moon and Stars,

Time’s Tale —

coveted, measured,

sought, and spent.

Go. Now.

Don’t wait.


the curled and tangled rootworks,

the twist of grasses,

and branches’ interweave.

Cup your ear to the Earth’s

loamy breast

and feel its steady beat

thrum through soil and stone.

Press your lips to the sky’s

expanse of wide open blue.

Reacquaint yourself.

Restore yourself.

Heal yourself.




— C.Birde, 5/16


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“Rootworks and Wildflowers” — C.Birde, 5/16



2 thoughts on “Unsolicited Advice — A Poem

    • Thank you…Thoreau “lite”! 🙂 I don’t have what I think of as his focused determination…I do not want to lose the tentative connection I feel I have to Nature, he seemed willing to push himself, to truly throw himself into Nature’s arms. 🙂

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