There’s a woodland I love to walk to where the trees are gloriously sculptural and a white egret once posed like a storm-blown umbrella, whiles dogs and children rampaged in the brook and remnants of old tin barrels hulked beneath the earth over the bridge. It’s a curious mix of bucolic and industrial histories, and there’s always some new wonder to see.
Recently, the treasure was a scrap of poetry affixed to a trunk. What a lovely glimpse from ted.poems
‘home for tea
with every step
the sound of the river’
It made me think of how we draw inspiration from nature while contributing to our surroundings. There’s a constant rhythm of ebb and flow, whether that’s the act of adding something meaningful or only a shower of litter.
What would you choose to leave behind? Can you use this thought to dream up a story or other creative work?
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