Thursday, September 8, 2011

I believe this is Canadian Buffaloberry ~ Shepherdia canadensis

" Plains tribes believed that when the berries were ripe,
the buffalo were fat enough to hunt "

Plants of Alberta

" Our berries picked,
the mushrooms gathered,
each of us hides
in his heart a small piece
of this summer,
as mice store their roots
in a place
known only to them. "

                   John Haines


Lené Gary said...

I'm not familiar with John Haines, but this poem will inspire me to find more of his work. Thank you for sharing. :)

Guy said...

Hi Lené

I enjoy John Haines, although he was born in Virginia he spent more than twenty years trapping and homesteading in Alaska so he really is a wilderness/nature poet.