“If man is ever going to admit that he belongs to the earth, not the other way round, it probably will be in late June.
Then it is that life surpasses man’s affairs with incredible urgency and outreaches him in every direction…
The incalculable energy of chlorophyll, the green leaf itself, dominates the earth, and the root in the soil is the inescapable fact.
Even the roadside weed ignores man’s legislation.”
–Hal Borland, “The Urgency” (1961). Collected in Sundial of the Seasons (1964)