Simple Things We Take For Granted

Behold and Wonder

I love to see woody stems attached
to apples and pears and marvel
at these vestiges of nature’s
reproduction scheme
— simple symbols of fruition.

These umbilical cords of life
through which Mother Earth
siphons off a nourishing sap
— a reminder of the gifts
we pluck to survive and thrive.



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Sylvia Wohlfarth

An Irish-Nigerian soul living in Ireland after 40 years in Germany. A social anthropologist, English teacher, and more. With stories to share; and an opinion…