Fruits of the Forest

Beneath once brittle leaves (Photo: Faye Sarras)

Strength subtly raises its head
Beneath once brittle leaves
Supple from the sweat of winter
Buried once its head relieved.
Strength from spores arise
Pushing gently doused in dew
Nearly ripe in waking hearts
Fruits of the forest see the few.

Wei Santang is a scholar born and educated in the Far West in the second half of the 20th century. Faye Sarras teaches English and records the activities of plants from the mountains to the garden to the kitchen. Faye and Santang are the authors of In Solar Terms. Read other articles by Wei.