The Dreams of Ferns

Rooted in the earth

Deborah Barchi
2 min readAug 18, 2021

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Photo by Artur Stanulevich on Unsplash

Rooted in the earth
forest ferns long to escape
on the wings of birds.

Early in spring, forest wildflowers steal the show with their pale white blossoms, tucked beneath the trunks of trees and spilling over the woodland paths.

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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.