It's alive!


“Here something stubborn comes,

Dislodging the earth crumbs

And making crusty rubble.

It comes up bending double,

And looks like a green staple.

It could be seedling maple,

Or artichoke, or bean.

That remains to be seen.’’

-- From "Seed Leaves,'' by Richard Wilbur (1921-2017), a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his poetry. He spent most his career teaching at New England colleges. He died in Belmont, Mass.