Lush green ferns

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Lush green ferns fresh from

the ground, fodder for deer.

Forthcoming thoughts inspired

by ferns, lead mind wandering

down into caves in rocky areas.

Ancient times frozen in stone,

by being in primordial muck,

centuries passed until

they became

preserved,

petrified

in fossils.

   ~   ~   ~

Photograph
by Robin.

Thoughts of
everlasting ferns
written by reocochran.

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45 responses »

    • Veronica, I am happy you are in awe of ferns, past and present. This summation is special by adding the one moment in time. Thanks for thinking this was lovely.

  1. I like how you incorporated the idea of fern fossils into your poem. It is easy to think of ferns simply as colorful ground cover until you study them more closely and see that they spread via spores. That primordial method of propagation is so ancient and fascinating compared to flowering plants. – Mike

    • Wow, Mike. I didnt know this. I’m amazed that some kernel of truth was buried in my mind and became unearthed. I am happy to connect this propagation through spores, which really is primordial, to my ferns picture. This made me happy! πŸ™‚

    • Anneli, I was happy to see the blanket of green and scenery as I turned a corner in the path. I cannot tell you why these ferns were in the open.
      Wait till tomorrow and you will see some critters nibbling here, only several feet away. πŸ™‚ Shh-h!

    • I was very excited, Jill. I took one with me to show my Mom. She put it in water and told me it was a fern. I hope this was true since I trusted her interest in botany and plants. πŸ™‚ She’s going to plant it in one of her pots on her balcony. πŸ™‚

    • Sheila, this scene as I passed piles of rocks, discarded boards and cemetery wreaths was a blessing of green! It was on Good Friday, I was tempted to post about new life. Thank you for your lovely and descriptive comment!

  2. “I fell in love with flora of all types, especially ferns. Loved the sparse structure and repetition of shape – almost fractal.”
    Jack Dorsey

    • These ferns would be amazing for ground cover around trees in a yard. I also like myrtle as ground cover, Lana. Do the pots keep them moist enough or do they have saucers under them where you add water? Just curious. . . πŸ™‚

    • I like this interpretation very much! I accept all kinds of thoughts about my writing. I enjoyed these bright green ferns found unexpectedly on a new path I took. Thank you, Merril.

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