Adirondack Mountain Matins
Tremulous aspen leaves applaud
each breeze without discrimination
Unseen hummingbird wing beats
render human heartbeats both
static and ecstatic by comparison
Monarch caterpillars munch milkweed
to make themselves toxic to predators
These mountains are great grandparents
to the far Himalayas and wear down
slower than the novice monk’s stout will
Thanks Ed. Great imagery.
Most people don’t know that we in the N.E. have Aspen. It’s associated with the Rockies. We actually have 2 kinds of Aspen. Quacking [like the West] and Big Tooth. Aspen is a circumpolar plant in that it’s in all continents of the N. Hemisphere.
OK, I’ve officially geeked out 🙂