A long time ago I thought I would become a chemist! I have been in the world of science throughout my years. I think writing and particularly haiku and its forms are like chemistry. They are a distillate of a larger mass and require some technique and work to arrive there. I am a chemist/poet.
I was puzzled by the two yellow-headed hummingbirds around the blooming Brittlebush in the Sonoran Desert. They are pollinators along with other vertebrates!
Vertebrate pollinators include bats, non-flying mammals, including several species of monkey, rodents, lemur, tree squirrels, olingo and kinkajou, and birds such as hummingbirds, sunbirds, honeycreepers and some parrot species.
I have been gone for awhile. This is a test that I have reinstated the account access.
Today I hiked a new trail in South Mountain Park (Phoenix), bought local produce and pecans, had lunch at Wendy’s and now I am ready to check out for a long nap. BTW there aren’t many Wendy’s restaurants around and I love their french fries. They did not disappoint!
SEAT-MATES Seated together – my established white hair and his restless 40 years. We were bound for Phoenix, home for me, a plane change for him. He had a lot to say, many questions. He was excited about airplanes, hamburgers, a vacation. His sister would meet him in Yuma, his mother saw him off in Vancouver. An airline escort checked on him. What food do you like? I had barbecue last night. Do you like barbecue? I like pork chops too. Do you like . . . I produced a book of poetry as an escape, he ordered more coffee and five sugar packets. He asked what I was reading. I read aloud a poem by Emily Dickinson. We should think about these words, I say. We offered feelings about the few stanzas; we listened; we talked. As we concluded he rubbed his hands together and announced, That was fun! Let’s do another one.
different wavelengths read poetry together in the troposphere