In The Trees

I took these August 2020. I’ve seen many pictures of tress in context, in contrast with their setting, in groups & thought – it’s time for a different angle 🙂 I’ve made no attempt at identifying them either – i.e. maple vs oak vs birch. Each pair is of the same tree. No captions for these – just enjoy 🙂


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Don’t Laugh

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Started a new set of prompts – I love lists of things – this one will prove to be endlessly productive for another couple of years – 227 Rules For Monks

7 Not to build a monastery without the approval of the saṃgha, harming living beings or not allowing to make a whole turn around it.

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Don’t Laugh

don’t laugh

if I say your body

is a temple of love

I’m not saying my whole world

turns around you

or turns around the body

of any man

I’m not seeking confirmation

agreement or even approval

of what to say

about your body

holding it in my arms

I feel you pull me

closer around you

that touch of flesh

that tentative kiss

are all rituals forms

without them

others I may encounter

aren’t as sacred

don’t laugh

I know how corny

romantic

that sounds

the images are as stale as

communion wafer

take and eat

what harm is there

in not being original every time

I say something about your body

your tongue

the ride to satisfaction

each time you arrive

I build this moment

add to this memory

that I can retreat to

when you aren’t here

not to worship

but to reflect

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