NPM: M is for Hope

On to the letter M… I planned on writing about moss today, and had been reading Robin Wall Kimmerer‘s first book, Gathering Moss, for inspiration. After reading Jone’s post about found poems yesterday, I decided to let Kimmerer’s lyrical and poetic words speak for themselves. Here is a found poem from Kimmerer’s essay, Ancient Green.

M is for Hope



Ancient green
mosses remember,
turn time into life.

Mosses bask
In a solar powered home
fill the boundary layer
with their velvety greenness…

Healers of land,
teachers of how we might live.

Thank you, Robin Wall Kimmerer, for sharing your wise, beautiful soul with us.

IvoShandor, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Previous NPM Posts:

Day 1: H is for…
Day 2: A is for Hope
Day 3: B is for Hope
Day 4: C is for Hope
Day 5: D is for Hope
Day 6: E is for Hope
Day 7: F is for Hope
Day 8: G is for Hope
Day 9: Hope is
Day 10: I is for Hope
Day 11: J is for Hope
Day 12: Hope is…
Day 13: L is for Hope

9 thoughts on “NPM: M is for Hope

  1. This green moss is so different from our Spanish moss. I am listening to Braiding Sweetgrass. I was driving for hours this week and her voice and her words buoyed me on my travel. She is a master of lyrical language.

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