Grassroots effort

Speak
to me
in the
cool tongue
of a clear
mountain
stream.

Absorbing
the morning sun
through every pore —
a solar flare of
daffodils dances
in an open field.

Inch by inch
worms measure
the earth’s waist.

Deep in thought
uprooting memories
& transplanting poetrees.

Poultry DJs
mixing up the dirt
chicken scratch.

Green straws
syphoning
the morning dew —
photosynthetic
pipettes plumbing
the soils’ depths —
grassroots effort.

Down on all fours
in a field of clover
luck is beneath me.

Clothing mountains
in motley garments —
wildflower fashion
statement.

Nested
in the grass —
upturned
canary-colored
petals —
begging
like newborn
beaks
for sunlight.

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About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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37 Responses to Grassroots effort

  1. puzzleblume says:

    You are planting forests of poetrees with delcious fruits like this one.

    • Haha, yes indeed πŸ™‚ Plenty of food for thought hanging from these boughs. Thank you for stopping by to partake in my poetree! Have a wonderful week ahead, my friend πŸ™‚
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  2. Miriam says:

    What a wonderful trip into nature you’ve taken us into. Lovely.

  3. phoebecarter65 says:

    This is amazing. So many wonderful visions and nature’s explanations πŸ™‚

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  4. loisajay says:

    Poultry DJs and chicken scratch…the best kind of poetic magic, Tyler. Love it.

    • Thank you kindly, my friend! I’m glad you enjoyed my poem πŸ™‚ Our neighbors have chickens & they were making a music all their own on the other side of the fence. I couldn’t help but listen in & let my mind hunt & peck for amusing imagery. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead & happy first day of Spring!
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

  5. Q. says:

    Lovely. “Chicken scratch” gave me a little chuckle. 😊

    • Thank you kindly, my friend! I’m glad you enjoyed my springtime poem πŸ™‚ There’s always a place in my heart for chickens, no matter how loud they play their “music.” πŸ˜‰ Have a wonderful week ahead & keep up the great work on your blog!
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

  6. Annika Perry says:

    This is beautiful,lyrical song to Spring and its tender beginnings, I love it. πŸ˜€

  7. Meredith says:

    What a wonderful dance down your lane, this morning, Tyler! Wow! (and thank you!!)
    Meredith

  8. Carrie Birde says:

    Absolutely lovely and heartfelt, capturing the pulse and joy of spring-time renewal! πŸ™‚

  9. Just wonderful, Tyler. I’ll reblog in honor of World Poetry Day, and I’ll add my tweeted poem to it. You’re a constant inspiration.

  10. Reblogged this on Friendly Fairy Tales and commented:
    Welcome Tyler to the FFT World Poetry party! He is a constant inspiration. I wrote this after reading part of his poem.
    Sing to me
    in the spiraling
    breeze
    of the four
    winds,
    carrying the dust
    of us all.
    I hope your words take wing today, my magical friends.

  11. Elouise says:

    What a glorious and down-to-earth vision of springtime! Thanks, Tyler.
    Elouise

  12. Lindy Le Coq says:

    Lovely from top to bottom!

  13. What a lovely poem! Enjoyed it immensely!

  14. emmylgant says:

    Wonderful sounds dance around your poetrees and smiles spring up in the heart. Bravo

    • Thank you kindly, my friend! I’m glad you enjoyed my poem πŸ™‚ Also thank you for following my blog. I look forward to following you as well! Have a wonderful week πŸ™‚
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  15. bugsnapper says:

    Love this! It has such beautiful imagery c: I love the idea of worms measuring the earth, though I cant help but picture them with tiny tape measures haha

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