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by Bosque
Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Art: Literature, Poetry, and Prose
Topic: More haiku attempts
Replies: 2
Views: 1289

More haiku attempts

Ephemerals and the Vernal (nitrogen) Dam Spring flowers live fast Saving nitrogen in earth For tree seeds to come Different Family Strategies Red oak acorns wait the winter out for sprouting while white acorns grow. Smart Squirrels Sweet white oak acorns with tips bitten off just right will last muc...
by Bosque
Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Special Places
Topic: The Gully
Replies: 8
Views: 4425

Re: The Gully

Brian, Squaw Rock was my family's favorite picnic place. You were so lucky to be able to hike to it. The Gully was on the other branch of the Chagrin River. Whenever I think of the Squaw Rock area I remember the time in my 20s when I went there by myself on a warm and windy day. I picked a spot in t...
by Bosque
Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Art: Literature, Poetry, and Prose
Topic: Back Yard Pine
Replies: 2
Views: 1767

Re: Back Yard Pine

Jenny, I started seeing a physical therapist occasionally ten years ago. She asked me what my goals were. The first one I gave her was to be able to climb trees again and she understood totally. I haven't been able to do it yet, but I haven't given up either. The sixth story in Robert Fulghum's It W...
by Bosque
Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Special Places
Topic: The Gully
Replies: 8
Views: 4425

The Gully

The Gully As a child I felt no strong desire to go to Disneyland. We had something much better just a short walk away. Usually we ran. It started with a slide, but no playground equipment stood near. A wilder ride awaited us at the top of the forested ravine. The dirt path through the trees to the c...
by Bosque
Thu May 30, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Art: Literature, Poetry, and Prose
Topic: Tree Haiku
Replies: 56
Views: 17970

Re: Tree Haiku

Aspirations

Let your children climb
and fall in love with a tree
making their own world
by Bosque
Thu May 30, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Art: Literature, Poetry, and Prose
Topic: Back Yard Pine
Replies: 2
Views: 1767

Back Yard Pine

The challenge called for courage The first dare I ever recall To climb a tree so tall Like a bet I couldn't hedge. Little brother and his friend Atop the big white pine Taunted, "Come up!" Could I decline? On this my status would depend. Though oldest of the gang of ten In a neighborhood full of boy...
by Bosque
Thu May 30, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Art: Literature, Poetry, and Prose
Topic: Tree Haiku
Replies: 56
Views: 17970

Re: Tree Haiku

Grateful Respiration

Breathe the forest air
Exchange molecules gladly
Give thanks in your way
by Bosque
Thu May 30, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Art: Literature, Poetry, and Prose
Topic: Tree Haiku
Replies: 56
Views: 17970

Re: Tree Haiku

Hemlock life and death

Hemlocks die standing
Gasping fish die now below
in once cool water
by Bosque
Wed May 29, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Forest Preservation and Conservation
Topic: Genetic engineering
Replies: 4
Views: 2828

Genetic engineering

Does anyone have time to educate me about genetic engineering and trees? ArborGen, a South Carolina company, is hoping to sell "millions of genetically engineered eucalyptus trees for planting in the South" (Asheville Citizen-Times, May 29, 2013, p.B1). The International Union of Forest Research Org...
by Bosque
Sun May 19, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Special Places
Topic: Rooms Beyond the Walls
Replies: 6
Views: 3731

Re: Rooms Beyond the Walls

Brian, I'm glad you wrote. I think I've noticed our similar geographies in your earlier posts. I grew up a mile out of town from Chagrin Falls. My parents both grew up on Lake Erie, in Ashtabula and Avon Lake. I think I'm quite a bit older than you, so I can remember when the beaches were shut down ...

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