“Prolonged exposure to nature gives one a sort of grammatica pardo*, a wisdom of the soil.”
~ Jim Harrison, from A Really Big Lunch
*to be worldly-wise; know the ways of the world
Technically, A Really Big Lunch is not a book of poetry; it is a series of essays by Harrison. I am currently reading it. Warning: it is outlandish and best read with much wine and a propensity for laughter. I used this quote because, like much of his prose, it has the stuff of poetry and because his connection to nature is a big part of why I connect with the poetry.
As always, everyone is welcome to join in. Write a poem inspired by this quote, post it, credit Harrison, link back in the comments, stop back by and read other poets. Cheers! Jilly