...to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free....

28 May, 2012

a miracle in the woods

They float.

If you look on the ground, you are likely to miss them.
Look about ten inches above the ground,
and there they are.

Amidst the leaf litter and the pine needles,
in the dappled sunny spots
where new growth takes a chance,
they surprise and delight.

Lady slippers.

The best secret in the Maine woods.