James B. Nicola
† †††† When a greenhouse is attached to your
house, you can be outside and inside at
the same time. It is like a balcony
or porch that way. And I have always liked
†††† porches, balconies and terraces.
In fact Iíve put plants on my balcony,
my terrace, where I like to sleep in summer.
Then I have companions tucked in as firmly
as the rest of the world. And in the morning
††††††††† as the concentrated sun
††††††††† warms our waking world as one
††††††††† without the panes of greenhouse walls
†††† we unfold, leaf by leaf, breath by breath,
to greet the light, and make one thing, together.