I think of the children who will never know, intuitively, that a flower is a plant’s way of making love, or what silence sounds like, or that trees breathe out what we breathe in.
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Robert Tremmel lives in Ankeny, Iowa, where he is an emeritus professor of English at Iowa State University. He has four books of poetry, most recently The Records of Kosho the Toad. In 1992 he and three others founded the Des Moines Zen Center, where he continues to practice.