Hidden Springs is the home of Transdisciplinary Ecologist Tom Baugh. Named for the springs that flow in the hollow below the house, Hidden Springs is also a metaphor for those many streams of intellect, creativity, and sensitivity that flow from each of us.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Journey into Poetry
Most lives are not linear. We all take side trips. For example, from 2003 through 2007, while continuing my work in Conservation Biology, I also served as Poetry Editor for Rapid River Arts and Culture Magazine published in Asheville, North Carolina (http://www.rapidrivermagazine.com/). During that time, with the support of the editorial staff, I encouraged previously unpublished poets to find their voice and publish their works. Many of those who published in the journal's poetry pages were people searching for new purpose and direction in their lives and many of those were women.
My own 'green' poetry has appeared in Wildflower, Rosebud Journal , Quaker Life, Simple Things, North Carolina Woman, and Talking Leaves, among others. For additional information search the WEB using baugh and rapid river editor. The poem that follows was published in Rapid River Art Magazine.
The Time of Man
Over 14 billion years ago it began and has gone on since then.
From brutal rock on an airless world,
to the slime from which life uncurled,
through the gradual greening of the world.
And then they crawled on to the land,
floppy things struggled upon the sand,
the ancestors of what one day would be called ‘man.’