Tag: Conservation

Two Butterfly Poems

Karl saw a monarch butterfly yesterday, in the yard.

home from mailing
poetry notes
monarch butterfly
greets me
at the back door

A poem from my archives, and reprinted at Poems For Bulletin Boards.

bright sunny day
and steadily they go by . . .
monarchs flying south

As Karl said, “Their epic journey.”

This was September 17, 2014.

“Ash Tree Management”

When I visited the Town of Holland Sheboygan County – Wisconsin site yesterday, I saw they have “Information about Ash Tree Management in the Town of Holland.”

They link to ROOTS “Restoration of Our Trees – Sheboygan.”

My poem, Seasons, is from October 24, 2019.

SEASONS

once the tree grew tall
before the Emerald Ash Borer
and then a storm

hosta plants
grew green again
around the stump
in Spring

they grew large
and flowered well
so blessed by rain
and a red begonia planter

now there is an
orange pumpkin
on the ash tree stump

and hosta leaves are gold
in the brilliant morning sun

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