Monday thought of the week: the song of nature

A thought:


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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