Lessons from Landscape

Lesson One, Cairn

Carry a rock to the peak and together with the masses

you will raise a mountain. 

Carry these traditions with you

this knowledge held but not always understood.

Lesson Two, Stream

Rivers braided, meandering, 

waterfalls' pace changing

with landscape and weather,

running fast, flowing slow

from source to mouth.

Lesson Three, Glacial Valley

Cold, hard scarring

plowing your past

leaving holes

in the end you may become

more fertile.

hold more life

Lesson Four, Shit/Manure

stinks, hurts, foul mist

but rich and giving

take the shit and grow with it

plant into it and enjoy the fruit