Big bossy Steller's jay lets out
its critical view of doings
of quite dimwitted squirrel who
arrives to interrogate the earth
under the plum tree for the nth
time: buried nut there in previous
life? Would love to speak your language.
O easier philosopher,
I'd learn to confer with birds and
trees. But Nature's mystick Book, shut
up on Caliban's dusty shelf,
keeps its bright secrets to itself.
Steller's jay in-flight: photo by David Margrave, 2007
Grey squirrel: photo by Mongo, 2007