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First True Leaf

green leafy plant starting to grow on beige racks

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It is not a steep edge so much as

it is sharp. The place here

and there must decide.

 

In one hand, the old leaf brittle and

precious, its purpose outgrown yet clinging

to a seed. The other hand opens wide.

 

It is time to let go. The leaf

body disintegrates as the

wind carries it away.

 

With it perish thoughts of

faults and limitations.

With it crumble excuses.

 

Full of intentions, the seed of a

magnificent future with

courage will take root.

 

Now, both hands are free

to climb, to plant, to hold on to

something new.

 

You will find it one day, that seed

sprouting, so green one weeps for joy as

the first true leaf is announced.

 

Life chooses again.

The Fireborn Seed

“Wild fire area, N H√∂rken, Ljusnarsberg, Sweden. After the wild-fire new plants of Pinus sylvestris grows. First year only a few, but soon the surviving pines will put a lot of cones and seed the ground.” Taxelson, 2007 (Public Domain)

 

This poem is from my lyric essay on fire ecology:¬†“The Pyriscent Seed: Trial by Fire.”

 

some seeds need spring rain

and some need summer sun

but then there are the kinds that need fire

like the evergreen pinecone

 

all through its dormant time it waits

all through the dark and gloom

this good seed waits for the time to be right

patient for its turn to bloom

 

then when it comes, how that fire burns

death and decay fall away

but the fireborn seed is now set free

and its life begins today

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