Welcome to Day 16 of Drawing Into Poems, my daily drawing/seeing/writing study into poetry. You can read more about this month-long project here on my April 1 post. Feel free to read the books with me, and pull out your own sketchbook and jewelry box full of metaphor too...
Day 16 - Lichen
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Students - Yesterday I drew something small, part of something large, a bit of bark with lichen attached. Spending time studying this bit of nature brought up a lot of questions, some of which I asked Mark. I never knew that lichen could go dormant when dry and out of good growing conditions and then pep back up to life a long time later. Nature is resilient...and so are we. Sometimes a little tidbit from nature can get me thinking about bigger ideas.
Here is a poem for today - The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry.
Yesterday's #WonderChat about poetry was postponed/cancelled out of respect for the victims of the tragedy at the Boston Marathon. I will let you know should it be rescheduled.
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