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by Nowick Gray, Editor of Alternative Culture Magazine

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Of Prophets and Swindled Trees

re. what the gypsy said ...

sometimes right, sometimes just

   another path, another lesson:

the moss-laced branches, twisting

gently, pointing here and there

   to this or that connection:

their information is valid, like this

communication from plants, from

   nature through molecular media:

telling and showing a greater connection

of all, even the parts not visible

   in this or that scene, remember:

now, when even the ice-wracked

scrubby trees are bowed down and bound

   into the snow-heavy ground:

with a stark still beauty in the clear

passing light and sky-rippling black

   pools of water, knowing:

that all paths turn back to the one

round wholeness, all scattered and wound

   again into a whirling wonder

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