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Fragile Habitats

That first picnic atop Mount Wells
with the silver survival 
blanket and flask 
steaming with tea and wild flowers bursting
yellow, cerise and indigo deep 
in sedge grass, you said 
“it takes seven years for Camas to grow 
back if  trampled,” and 
cautiously skirted the ruptures of colour
while I wondered how many
years to recover
if we tread too carelessly


For Carol Brown's 'Picnic Time' contest

Copyright © Soulfire

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  1. Date: 8/16/2011 11:15:00 PM
    Congratulations on your HM. It was tops in my book.

  1. Date: 5/21/2011 1:19:00 AM
    wow, you are a talented writer, Soulfire. Congrats on the HM though this could just as easily have scored in the top ten!

  1. Date: 5/19/2011 10:16:00 AM
    Soulfire, Congratulations on your success in Carol's Picnic Contest! I remember the environmental message in this poem well. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/18/2011 6:18:00 PM
    Soulfire, Congratulations on your poem's honored success. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 5/18/2011 8:14:00 AM
    oh, like this one, soulfire... very interesting! big cheers for the fine win! :) huggs

  1. Date: 5/18/2011 8:00:00 AM
    Congrats on your HM, Soulfire. Nice going. Ralph

  1. Date: 5/18/2011 7:17:00 AM
    My Congratulations on this HM win in the contest of carol, Soulfire

  1. Date: 5/18/2011 5:26:00 AM
    Congrats Soulfire on your HM in the picnic contest with this stunning entry and delightful write my friend.. so glad u entered it.. enjoy your special honor with luv..

  1. Date: 5/18/2011 5:05:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning poem placing in my contest Soulfire. Love, Carol

    Soulfire Avatar Soulfire
    Date: 5/18/2011 10:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the HM Carol - fun contest. ~Soulfire~
  1. Date: 5/14/2011 8:54:00 AM
    Wonderful write. Yes, I agree with Carolyn they will grow back in time but will a relationship. Have a nice weekend. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 5/13/2011 2:50:00 PM
    Oooh, I love the metaphor, Soulfire. At least a Camas will grow back eventually. Not always true with relationships. Well said! Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/13/2011 2:49:00 PM
    Short and sweet but very deep and meaningful write, soulfire

  1. Date: 5/13/2011 5:32:00 AM
    Amazing energy in this piece Soulfire and good luck in the contest luv.. breathtaking imagery presented in your lovely lines.. happy weekend..

  1. Date: 5/13/2011 3:41:00 AM
    Very insightful and wise, Jen. Love, Elaine

  1. Date: 5/12/2011 10:08:00 PM
    nice to see you around, soul... wonderful painting of reflective mind scenery... winning wishes! :) huggs, nette

    Soulfire Avatar Soulfire
    Date: 5/12/2011 10:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks Nette.