Sunday, March 6, 2011

the lillies

amid the gray trunks of ancient trees we found
the gay woodland lilies nodding on their stems, frail and fair, so delicately balanced the air held or moved them as it stood or moved. the ground that slept beneath us woke in them and made a music of the light, as it had waked and sung in fragile things unnumbered years, and left their kind no less symmetrical and fair for all that time. does my land have the health of this, where nothing falls but into life?

-wendell berry

(photo--very sentimental graffiti spotted this weekend in the cheer up charlie's bathroom)

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