Sunday, August 16, 2015


Life after Death

These things I know:
How the living go on living
and how the dead go on living with them
So that in a forest
even a dead tree casts a shadow
and the leaves fall one by one
and the branches break in the wind
and the bark peels slowly off
and the trunk cracks
and the rain seeps in through the cracks
and the trunk falls to the ground
and the moss covers it
and in the spring rabbits find it
and build their nest inside the dead tree
so that nothing is wasted in nature
or in love.

- Laura Gilpin