Monday, September 4, 2017

Western Fence Lizard




I watch a lizard scale a
Sunbleached rail and learn.
"Are you leaving our
Garden?" I ask --he turns
From his task and answers.
"Where I go, the garden is.
So no, I cannot leave, nor
Can you; you are part
Of the garden too." 

[I'd like to thank William at Looking For Jack, for identifying my little garden friend as a Western Fence Lizard. Go see his blog. It rewards attention!]

20 comments:

  1. Yes, it's where your spirit is. Thank you for passing the understanding.

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    1. And thank you for expressing it so accurately --where the spirit is.

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    1. Good thing, too, Rick. More of humanity should listen to lizards.

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  3. Lovely. And now I've got Woodstock playing in my head, which is a good thing ...

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    1. "Woodstock" is a wonderful song, Jenny, and I concur,"... we've got to get ourselves back to the garden."

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    1. Good question! I suspect his close connection to mature and supernature makes him both.

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    2. My second suspicion is that "M" and "N" are side by side because this keyboard was designed by a humorist.

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  5. I agree, we are part of the garden. The reaping is plentiful. I am in need of gleaners.

    Your Western Fence lizard is very handsome.
    Hugs, Julia

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    1. We are in accord on the need for gleaners, Julia. Will pass your kind compliment on to lizard when I see him again (he likes to feel handsome!)

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  6. This made me smile - such wisdom with a tale. :) The years I spent in the deserts of the south/Mexico...I swear I took the mountains - their forests and clouds and scent with me in my heart. I love the idea of the garden inside....

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    1. Thank you, Chantel. You express the internalized garden beautifully. Indeed, there are many tails in nature.

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    1. I had a strong feeling you might, Arleen. Most kind.

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    1. Dear Lux, I only allow good-natured lizards in my garden --and they never come into the house. Still, I try not to upset them.

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  9. What a lovely poem, Geo! And it is so truthful, isn't it? Thank you for this!

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    1. My pleasure, and privilege. The world will go on teaching itself to us through our gardens, and the determined insectivores who come to help.

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