Green Poems for the White Mountains: New Hampshire in July

berries eye to eye

Blueberry Mindfulness Practice

Astonishing

How many thoughts the mind can generate

That make no difference at all

To a hillside of wild blueberries

Ripening in the noon of late July.

 

 

Complex History

I’m sinking

Deliciously

In a pillow of duff and a

Puff of moss.

Sinking

Through years of life, growth, and death

My foot landing only gradually

On the ground

of all generations.

white coral closeup

 

Feast

Let me dine

On fresh eggs

Scottish oats

Wild blueberries

And the view of the woods

Behind the screened porch.

A forest of staghorn clubmoss off the back porch

A forest of staghorn clubmoss off the back porch

About Ruth Ann Smalley

Ruth Ann Smalley, Ph.D. is a holistic educator, who believes stories help us create, participate in, and heal our world. A homeschooler, literature professor, energy worker, and member of the Transition Towns movement, her stories feature children learning how to be “earth-wise.” Her award winning picture book, Sheila Says We’re Weird, celebrates “green living” practices for families. The spunky sister and brother team in her middle grades novel, Defender of Dirt, teach about the power of urban gardening and of finding your own voice. Ruth Ann is available for school programs and presentations on healthy, sustainable practices for children and adults. Certified in Eden Energy Medicine, Ruth Ann also has a private wellness practice (see vibrant-energies.com).

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Green Poems for the White Mountains: New Hampshire in July — 1 Comment

  1. Ruth Ann,
    Great green, NH ‘haiku!’ Even better with images.
    And you are very organized to share it such a good web site.
    To the Power of Stories!
    Peter

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