Tag Archives: Hal Borland

Autumn Perspective

When I write about trees and birds and the view from a hilltop, I wonder if they are important in the face of elections, and foreign aid, and taxes, and missiles and satellites. ┬áThen I know that arguments end, men … Continue reading

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Squirrels Love Bird Bowls

  You can’t be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet. — Hal Borland, Sundial of the Seasons (1964)

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The Patience of Trees

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. — Hal Borland, Countryman: A Statement of Belief, 1965 As the oil began to reveal┬áthe rich variations in each growth ring, I found myself thinking about the tree from which this bowl … Continue reading

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