I bow to worms, bacteria,
microorganisms, small seed
packets that wait patiently
for the right conditions to
begin new life.
What you seek in this forest garden
seeks you. New life pushes up
beneath forest floor litter.
In the shadows life emerges,
just beyond the edge of vision.
Elaine Reardon is a poet, herbalist, educator, and member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. Her chapbook, The Heart is a Nursery For Hope, published September 2016, recently won first honors. Most recently Elaine’s poetry has been published by Three Drops from a Cauldron Journal, MA Poet of the Moment, http://www.naturewriting.com , AutoPilot, and other journals. She lives tucked into the forest in Western Massachusetts and maintains a blog at elainereardon.wordpress.com
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