Monday thought of the week: the song of nature

A thought:

ALL DAY LONG

Beneath the pine tree where I sat
to hear what I was looking at,

Marquam Trail, Portland, OR

then by the sounding shore to find
some things the tide had left behind,

Ecola State Park & Cannon Beach

I thought about the hilltop blown
upon by all the winds I’ve known.

Gabriel Park, Portland, OR

Why ask for any better song
in all the wide world all day long?

- David McCord, included in Mary Ann Hoberman and Linda Winston, eds. The Tree That Time Built: A Celebration of Nature, Science, and Imagination (Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2009), p. 62

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