“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.”
~ Henry David Thoreau ~
Deep in the woods behind our house is a pond where our boys fished in the spring, searched for turtles and snakes in the summer and fall, and ice skated in the winter. As they grew older, they spent less time in the woods and at the pond, and the path that led to it became overgrown and impassable.
Earlier this fall, my husband cleared the path and the pond was accessible to us again. I spent some time there a few weeks ago, soaking up the peacefulness of the woods. It was a perfect spot to find “commonplace marvels” and to be inspired for Mary Lee’s #haikuforhealing.
cloudshadows float across
the pond’s unruffled surface:
© Catherine Flynn, 2016
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