Friday, April 10, 2015

Grow, Lichens Grow, on Forgotten Fences

Dr Abe V Rotor

Fruticose type of lichen, a symbiosis of alga and fungus, Tagaytay city 2008

Lichens, children of the plant kingdom
United for life in flesh and soul;
One tames the sun that gives life to all,
The other catches the dewdrops fall.
Twosome swaying in the wind like chime
As seasons pass through the eons of time.

I saw you before and I see you now,
Where the fairy's wand got back its magic
Where fireflies have come back to their home,
And the air is no longer stall and sick
Grow friendly lichens e'en only in patches
On trees and rocks and forgotten fences.~

Composed on Angels' Hills, Tagaytay, January 5, 2010

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