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Go pee behind a tree.
Its better, you see,
to feed the trees.
Everyone needs to see
not you under the tree,
or up in the tree, taking a pee,
but, that all of we, need to be,
in and under the trees,
where it is easier to see,
what joy we can have for free.
Please come work and play with me,
in and under the trees.
The best things are free
if we take responsibility
with efficiency.
Climbing through the crotches in the trees,
we see more than the birds and the bees.
If you please, its fun to tease,
but we cannot always be at ease.
Come help me, in and under the trees.
Out in the sun, it may also be done.
There’s much for everyone.
Plant and prune the trees,
and maybe keep some bees.
Plant some peas, and many varieties,
or study entomology.
We’ll dress with leaves,
and pull up our sleeves.
The place to be is near a tree,
where it is easy to study ecology.
Ecology and economy
are related necessarily environmentally.
Lets all get busy, and live simply and generously.
The trees and their breeze
bring such pleasantrees.

By “Green” Gene Sottosanto

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Little leaves and leaf litter
are seen as messing up the scene.
They are viewed as ruining our view.
Everyone has his or her pet peeves.
For many, it is fallen leaves.
It’s best to leave the leaves there.
It’s ideal if they’re ‘everywhere’.
Make useful decorative mulch.
Don’t bury leaves deep in a gulch.
Aid the worms and make compost.
From free provision…make the most.
An abundant life we envision
when we tend and dress Earth’s skin.
In the garden, we are extended a pardon.
It’s okay to rake over a lawn,
but the fallen leaves need not be gone.
For thorns and disease
there are ways to deal with ease,
but for most leaves
we don’t even need to roll up our sleeves.
But we do need to recycle the leaves.
Without blowers it is quiet and clean,
We don’t need to haul away the green.
As long as a drain does not strain to strain,
Leaves reign with rain helping nature’s domain.
Don’t be mean to the garden scene,
and everything will be more serene.

By “Green” Gene Sottosanto

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Romance at Dawncanoe-at-dawn1_300x810

Being awake by four… and out the door,
heading for… a pleasant garden chore,
with no traffic to fear, but a night so clear,
refreshed with fresh picked tea, sweetened with local raw honey,
in an invigorating quest, at the time of day that’s best,
with clean predawn air, finding wonder is there to share,
before day light, with kingbirds and their songs in flight,
playing and singing, to be up early is certainly right.
With joy in the task to enhance a serene garden scene,
after a pleasant stroll, and climbing a knoll,
it is time for a rest, when at the crest,
not quite the top, a male quail decides to stop.
A series of underwater garbled songs is his tune.
Very soon he has clearly swoon.
Another female quail lands not far away,
It doesn’t take long to completely sway.
The two in love
Walk in surround sound, (especially from dove),
with natures lovely scents all around to the next little clearing above.
With advance of light, many other birds are in flight.
It’s a pleasure of great diversity, with abundance to smell hear and see… all for free.
Scolding screaming crows clatter,
Noisy boisterous mockingbirds
battle aggressively friendly hummingbirds.
In harmonious chatter
Are the little fits and flits of wrens and wrentits.
Two varieties of wrens and towhees
and a most delectable sound of a robin.
Add to the birds din.
Of course there was a frog in a little bog.
But the most joy came
from the coupled chubby quails mating game.
In a covey quail normally stay and play.
They pair and mate late in the season.
A more bountiful supply of seed is the reason.
But for humans, it is the beauty of dawn that prevents a yawn,
soon after our rest, when nature is at it’s best.

By “Green” Gene Sottosanto

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Coffee_Beans_300x490Green Gene on Caffeine

A little gasoline and a little caffeine
And then a little more caffeine, and a little more gasoline,
Got to run, run, run our machine.
Got to get it done… get it done… get it done.
We may sit on our bun, or our machine may weigh a ton.
But are we having fun?
With help from gasoline and caffeine,
we are very keen to pocket a lot of green.
But day after day, not enough green is seen,
in a place that is really serene.
Mean lean gene is still doing gasoline and caffeine,
because he needs help with so many a garden scene
Keep the scene clean and be sure the dirt is not seen.
Less gasoline does mean more sheen on the living green.
Less caffeine, but more organic green bean, is where I am truly keen.
With more organic caffeine, more birds are seen.
Organic coffee needs the diversity in the shade of a canopy.
More life for all will be, where it is easy to see
naturally diverse multiplicity, due to natures free sexuality.
Using used grounds on our ground, earthworms do abound.
Our personal gardens will be found to be sound.

By “Green” Gene Sottosanto

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The Kiss of the Sun

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By “Green” Gene Sottosanto

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