One of the Least of These…

Between the tides of ice and sun

along the ancient shores of time,

life comes to root and roost

among the stones.

Least Sandpiper

‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine,
you did for me.’ Matthew 25:40

Alaska is an enormous and varied place. The scale of the wilderness in Southeast Alaska alone is hard to grasp. There are huge things there: mountain ranges and oceans and ancient forests and old growth trees and glaciers and whales and bears.

There are also small things living at the edges of the giant places:

Sea Stars in North Sandy Cove

in the intertidal zones between rocky land and sea;


at the edge of retreating glaciers where life has barely begun to return:

Fire Weed at Riggs Glacier








living in the rainforest where creation is hard at work building green life.

Moss on Nurse Log

Maybe the best a warm blooded invasive species like us humans can do is to bear witness, to be amazed and then to step back allowing the wild goodness of Earth to tend Her own.

Mandala of small things



About wrensong

I am a poet who collects stones. I am a wanderer of creek beds and forests, canyons and high desert who, coming home, sometimes finds words to tell the story. I am a companion with others in the search for Deep, Wild Soul. I shape containers in time and space for others to come together to write, to tell their stories, to hold each other in the telling. I am a grandmother and the companion of a cat named Alaya. I often travel out into open country with a man who calls himself Dunewalker who has hung his hammock in my heart.
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One Response to One of the Least of These…

  1. I like poetry and I like nature. This post has both!

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