Haibun

Andrew Schelling

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Rock is naturalist scripture. The deeper you go the older the story. Pikas & squirrels scamper over the top, then spiral descent from gone tooth & twig. Petrified bone sediment myth. Or psychic fossil? Horesetail & algae glow green again, come to life in car engines. Fantastic shapes, old as forests. And now the likelihood we have in the world as many diverse minds…"as there are organisms capable of perception."

Evolution's basic

job-turning rock

to green growth.

Andrew Schelling is an award winning poet, essayist, and translator on the faculty of the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

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