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Ode to the Orchard, 2/15

Feb 28, 2015
Ode to the Orchard, 2/15
Upon the occasion of the orchard planting party
Oh person!
Plant your soles on this brown earth
Feel your feet sink into loam 
and learn the texture of this land
This is where we come from
on our journey from star to soil to homo sapien
These minerals and microbes are our forebears and our family
An orchard is a place of origins,
where so many stories begin
and the source of our sustenance
Let us gather on this green ground
to grow a larger family
Oh tree!
Plant your roots in this sumptuous soil
We welcome you to this land
May your branches lift lightly to this sky
May your buds open willingly to meet the warmth of spring
We will be watching, and watering, 
and witnessing the miraculous transformation over time
of elements into apples

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