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Consider the Grass

Consider the Grass by Susan Windle.
Youngs’ Irises by Sara Steele.
©2001 by Susan Windle and Sara Steele, All Rights Reserved.

Size: 21 x 10 1/2


Consider the Grass

She doesn’t worry
what she produces,
how narrow her life,
what she has to show for it.
She has been growing tall
in the same nook of the river
for years,
suffering all who come here
in their small boats
yearning to be green
and supple like her.
She is married to the sun,
the river bottom, and
the delicious wind.

Even on the stillest of days
she doesn’t worry
whether the breeze
will breathe on her again—
has the river stopped?
will the thousand
faces of her self
fall—never to rise again
never to feel
the brush of wings
or watch an iris bloom?
She doesn’t worry—
she lives on light.

That’s why she stands here
generous and strong.

©2001 Susan Windle

These archival Iris giclée prints were done on Hahnemuhle acid-free 100% cotton rag watercolor paper with Equipoise fine art inks. These are open edition prints, signed by artist and poet.

Dimensions refer to image size, including text, and are rounded to the nearest 1/2 inch; there is a minimum 1/2 inch white border on all four sides.