Comfort is the old and familiar
bridging heaven and earth.
Comfort is shade and ripe apples,
pastel patterns and companions dozing.
Here are the old apple trees
as the generations of the dead
with knurled limbs reaching,
trying to tell us something.
We look for tender bud newborns
- the fruit of those we know -
or dead brown in Fall's frost
with a new cycle in the offing.
The cosmos accommodates
these episodes in time
- from here we know not how -
and there's rebirth in the Spring.
(c) 2018 Larry Kilham
As a child on a farm
I knew the totality of creation
(and in that wonder life had no end).
The seasons and the extremes
represented all that we knew
and all that might be known...
Gazing at life in a pond,
the dew on a summer meadow,
the tundra on a winter beach...
life is forever
if we are happy to the end.
(c) 2017 Larry Kilham
Larry Kilham is a Sloan School of Management graduate from MIT, received three patents, and has founded two high-tech companies. He comes from a family with strong interests in nature and explores how high-tech humankind can thrive symbiotically with nature. His poetry is a promising approach and has been well-received.