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Musings

Nature, naturally!

2018 – 03

I

Nature, naturally! - Musings: 2018 - Volume 3; by Fr. Sean O'Laoire, PhD

Aha! I think I’ve got it.
I think I’ve figured out
where the elephants got the idea
for their skin texture.

 

II

Nature, naturally! - Musings: 2018 - Volume 3; by Fr. Sean O'Laoire, PhD

Today, as I touched the thick, tough bark
of an ancient Scrub Oak
atop Cnochán Dara na Naomh,
I realized that elephants plagiarized it.

 

III

Nature, naturally! - Musings: 2018 - Volume 3; by Fr. Sean O'Laoire, PhD

The great trunk of the oak tree
is rough and runneled,
pitted and pock-marked,
calloused and cracked and creviced,
and looks just like the great hind leg
of a pachyderm from Africa.

 

IV

Nature, naturally! - Musings: 2018 - Volume 3; by Fr. Sean O'Laoire, PhD

Is it plagiarism
when Nature borrows one of her own
good ideas
and applies it elsewhere?
Like sisters stealing garments
from each other’s closely-guarded closets,
flora and fauna imitate each other

 

V

Nature, naturally! - Musings: 2018 - Volume 3; by Fr. Sean O'Laoire, PhD

Fauna is what happens
when nature abandons roots
in favor of legs, fins and wings.

 

VI

Nature, naturally! - Musings: 2018 - Volume 3; by Fr. Sean O'Laoire, PhD

If imitation is the highest form of flattery,
then self-imitation
is the ultimate form of self-confidence.
Mother Nature
pat yourself on the back.

 

 

Namasté!

Seán
Tír na nÓg

Fr. Seán ÓLaoire, PhD

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