© Jo Hewitt THE TEAL MANGO, 2017
The SSB Drever and I caught a quick walk in Ellenberger Park under a shifting umbrella window of blue in a gray, rain ripening sky. I have watched the deterioration and transformation of felled and fallen trees. Today this one looked like a lion stretched out under a stand of young, watching trees in dandelion dotted grass.
tree used to be.
how from fell or fall
now lyin’ tree.
i came upon thee.
from branch and bough
new to be
from death life endow
in grassy sea
lyin’ lion tree.
Lyin’ Lion Tree ©Jo Hewitt 2017
Death and transformation in a city park.
© Jo Hewitt THE TEAL MANGO, 2015
This event and haiku are from 2012.
The SSB Drever and I ran across something today on our walk that I wish we hadn’t. Someone had dragged a picnic table into a tree covered ravine/gully and now it was being use for some “extra-curricular activities”. There are some trails that pass through the gully between the grassy areas, running right by the table. Thank goodness I was alert to noises. We did not take those trails; therefore, fortunately we were not exposed to the full monty in action.
The participants had driven their scooter right up to the treed area so they could high tail it out of there when they were done. The funny thing was that they made a few rounds on the streets that border the park before finally leaving the park area. Maybe they were trying to dry out, air out a bit before they headed home.
I think the City Parks Department should know about this. So…
Memo to the Parks Department
Park Picnic Table by Angela Ooghe
Thought unseen ravine.
Picnic nookie nook, lark at