Core: noun, the most important part of a thing, the essence; from the Latin cor, meaning heart.

The View from the Core

 Volume 1.3 This View’s Poetry February 25, 2002 

    Fallow Forest    

(February 1990)

greens them.
Wearied of life,
decrepit now in death,
trees’ hulks, decaying termite lairs,
molder amongst last year’s leaf litter
as chill rainfall funnels down churning runnels.
Nowhere can living leaf or stem be seen.
Soon (please) will come the greening spring:
fern fronds then will curl, unfurl,
ground-ivy creep, coltsfoot prance about,
and violets trickle out.
Now, though, only
moss is

    E. L. Core    
    © ELC 1990    

    From the Silence of Time, Time’s Silence borrow.
In the heart of To-day is the word of To-morrow.
The Builders of Joy are the Children of Sorrow.
    William Sharp (1856-1902)    
    Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse p. 400    

The View from the Core, and all original material, © E. L. Core 2002. All rights reserved.

Cor ad cor loquitur J. H. Newman — “Heart speaks to heart”