Saturday, April 18, 2009

Good to See Green

Fearless by Tim Siebles
Good to see the green world
undiscouraged, the green fire
bounding back every spring, and beyond
the tyranny of thumbs, the weeks
and other co-conspiring green genes
ganging up, breaking in, despite
small shears and kill-mowers,
ground gougers, seed-eaters.
Here they come, sudden as graffiti
not there and then there--
naked, unhumble, unrequitedly green--
growing as if they would be trees
on any unmanned patch of earth,
any sidewalk cracked, crooning
between ties on lonesome railroad tracks.
And moss, the shyest green citizen
anywhere, dreaming between bricks
on the damp side of a shack.
Clear a quick swatch of dirt
and come back sooner than later
to find the green friends moved in:
their pitched tents, the first bright
leaves hitched to the new sun, new roots
tuning the subterranean flavors,
chlorophyll setting a feast of light.
Is it possible to be so glad?
The shoots rising in spite of every plot
against them. Every chemical stupidity,
every burned field, every better
home & garden finally overrun
by the green will, the green greenness
of green things growing greener.
The mad Earth publishing
Her many million murmuring
unsaids. Look
how the shade pours
from the big branches -- the ground,
the good ground, pubic
and sweet. The trees -- who
are they? Their stillness, that
long silence, the never
running away.


Pippa said...

You are looking very thoughtful there Ari. Are you in poetic mode?

The OP Pack said...

Those are some very beautiful words you have given us. We are glad to see the green too.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I think the husky side of the brain thinking what she'll be getting into soon!


Lorenza said...

Pawesome words!
Kisses and hugs

Country Girl said...

We are glad to see green too. Loved your last post too!

with love, Madison said...

Happy spring, Ari! We miss the change of seasons. Then again, we DON'T!

Suzuki said...

WOW! That's a lot of snow BOL!
Big licks to you

Amber and Nala said...

Hooray for green! Those chairs must be pretty happy too. :)


Holly said...

Wow! Big difference there! Good thing about spring is all the mud!
What a great poem!


The Thundering Herd said...

Great poetry Ari.

We are reading your book now and enjoying the section on mud season. How appropriate.

The Army of Four said...

That was very profound, Ari. I liked that!

Marigold said...

Gosh, Ari. Are you going to become a Dog Philospher? Try it, you'll like it. I recommend it highly!

Sonja Morgan said...

Wonderful pics and prose!

Thanks much,
Sonja P. Morgan & canine brood

Stella said...

The green smells intoxicates me. We walk along and I can't take my nose off the ground! Spring is wonderful!

Ari, Please stop by my blog and pick up an award you might like!


Simba and Jazzi said...

Just dropping by to say hello and catch up with your blog.

Simba and Jazzi xx

Eve said...

I'm so happy to be away from snow Kathryn! I wonder if I'll ever miss it...probably not!!!

YD said...

I agree with Khyra!
Snow is fun but Spring is wonderful.

umekotyan said...

Good evening Ari
It is ume tyan that was danced from the world of spring in the world of the snow and gotten off. I am slowly enjoying blog.
Green grows up surely slowly.
As if, lead to a mysterious rail.
Wonderful poetry of spring is led to bird's voice with the sound of the weeder. :D

from loved ume tyan

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

I'm not sure that I think it's good to see green, but the humans sure like it.