The best time to plant a tree
Was a thousand years ago.
The second best time is tomorrow.
We go and we go. We reach
The barley fields of the Tibetan Plateau.
Alice is still in Winderland, reading Blake.
Lewis and Clark named this tree.
This other tree survived the name.
The lake. The lake gathers its ice.
The trees collect their bones
Along the whispering shore.
The pictures are cold, but nice.