Constantly time and space align in ways we occasionally recognize:
through bare limbs before spring leaves–
a pileated woodpecker feeds from a dying tree snag

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Spring sun —                             light come to life                            in every limb

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rainy and gray
silhouetting day
up hops a yellow-bellied sapsucker

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The fuzzy milkweed leaf — a nice spot to set

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for a four-lined plant bug (Poecilocapsus lineatus)

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done roaming the catmint

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to feed like the young.

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Sown here last year for the monarch and her brood
milkweed has grown to host a new visitor —
like this banded net-winged beetle
(calopteron discrepans, I think) —
on nearly every leaf turned

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an ancient sphinx long ago posed the riddle
whose answer all who heard were already living.

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More recent wisdom emboldens one to “live the questions now
so to grow and embody the answers tomorrow.

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These days, by Little Crum Creek, a Nessus sphinx moth (Amphion floridensis)
suspends the lesson between a beckoning lilac and its transfixed observer,

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unfurling a feeder toward ephemeral blooms before the season passes.

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an eastern towhee
emerges from leaf litter shade
in the drizzling rain

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