A perfect day among urban trees

Philly Trees:

Have you ever seen a photo of a newborn mammal? The way the light shines through the pink flesh, through the transparent eyelids and through the doughy snouts, a field of stars shining through every new finger and toe?

It shines through the new leaves in the same way.

I couldn’t take my eyes off the leaves…

About Dave Bonta

I'm the author of several small, odd books, including Breakdown: Banjo Poems, Words on the Street: An Inaction Comic, and Odes to Tools, but my real work is at my literary blog Via Negativa. I'm the editor and publisher of Moving Poems, a webzine showcasing videopoetry and poetry film. And I've been a dedicated if somewhat unorthodox homebrewer for more than 20 years.

Posted on April 29, 2013, in Exploring, Personal stories, Philosophy, Photography, Poetry, Species portraits, Urban trees, Videos and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I know what you’re talking about.  Nature and trees certainly have a intellect/awareness all their own.  I believe there’s so much more to trees than we know.  I have spent so much time out in nature since childhood and feel such a special connection to trees.  I am a vetern elementary teacher and have a book, ABCs Up in the Trees.  Check it out at the website below. I do enjoy your blog!

    Keep up the good work!

    Nina Adkins-Heider🙂

  2. Thanks, Nina. That looks like a great book. And thanks for posting, Treeblogging.

  3. The pleasure is all ours, Jon.

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