Palms facing the sky (Photo: Faye Sarras)

In the grass family grows
Extended and compact
Roots both shallow and deep
Palms facing the sky
Hooves and feet fall
Traces scarce but hidden
Among bended leaves
Where she only knows

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.