Honest Rot Rondel

After autumn has burnished
fallen leaves and bracken,
tufts of fern and verdigris
transform the palette.

Along mudbanks coated
with emerald algae,
mare’s tails’ spiky green
tips release glowing nebulae

in stagnant ponds,
and licheny flora cling
to earth, tree, wall and rock,
tiny forests of green lungs
all exhaling honest rot.

Kim M. Russell, 16th November 2020

Page 4 | Royalty free green lichen photos | Pikist

My response to earthweal weekly challenge: Keep it Green

Brendan says he’s currently deep in a forest, away from politics, pandemics and climate derangement, staying green and writing in the manner of an unknown poet of distant monastic age.

He’d like us to sing a song of earth-praise and keep it green.

Free image found on pikist.com.

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