I love Little House on the Prairie
And all the subsequent books.
I love Laura and Carrie and Mary,
Ma and Pa with his twinkly-eyed looks.
I love the descriptions of nature,
And how they lived back then,
Of them running barefoot in the summer,
And drying wild plums in the sun.
Self-sufficient and resourceful,
Ma and Pa knew how to get by;
From building a house and digging a well,
To using pumpkins to make apple pie.
As I read these books again and again,
I’m inspired to make, grow and sew,
To tell the time by position of sun,
And live by the seasons you know.
I imagine a vegan version
Of this hard but rewarding life,
Living with full appreciation
Of the Earth’s full spectrum of life.