rainforest entering me the quiet


5 Responses

  1. Paul Heinowski Says:

    We enter the forest but it also enters us. It is like a big cathedral inside us. The silence is big too. It is so personal.

  2. Alan Summers Says:

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    rainforest entering me the quiet

    —PATRICIA MCKERNON RUNKLE

    Ah yes, I've been to a few rain forests, including pocket rain forests, and one I helped to start too, a wonderful opportunity.

    inner-city forest
    a chameleon gives me
    the undercover eye

    Alan Summers
    Publications credits: Asahi Shimbun (Japan 2011)

    This one is at Mission Beach pocket rain forest at night:

    night rainforest
    somewhere a tree frog
    to a pocket pen

    Alan Summers
    Publications credits: paper wasp (date unknown); #darkskies2010 (Twitter) 2010

    n.b. Dark Skies 2010 (a Twitter event supported by the Campaign to Protect Rural England in Shropshire)

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  3. haikuapprentice Says:

    Beautiful construction Patricia. The Gestault shifts between the different readings provide a sense of disorientation not unlike entering a rainforest and stepping off the path.

    But my preferred reading is in 4 breaths, 4 steps. That way for me it indeed feels like a sacred act, entering a cathedral. Peace and transcendence.

    What a wonderful start to my day. Thank you.

    Strider

  4. snakypoet Says:

    Yes!

  5. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    A great sense of awe is evoked here. Love it!

    marion

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