Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Remarks:Song of the Lithophyte

Song of the Lithophyte  was written in June of 1986, when I was 37 years old. A lithophyte, according to wikipedia, is ".. a type of plant that grows in or on rocks. Lithophytes feed off moss, nutrients in rain water, litter, and even their own dead tissue." The 'nuclear fire' referred to is a nuclear power plant located on the Connecticut River that has since been decommissioned, rather appropriately.

Image: Old postcard, public domain

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