May 14th, 2016

california poppy

Joys of moving slowly -

My Hero
Just as the hare is zipping across the finish line,
the tortoise has stopped once again
by the roadside,
this time to stick out his neck
and nibble a bit of sweet grass,
unlike the previous time
when he was distracted
by a bee humming in the heart of a wildflower.
~ Billy Collins ~
(Horoscopes for the Dead)