TexasPoet – 2009-03-26 7:24 AM I got this immediately because I’m a National Geography (channel) and History channel nut. Ingrain referred to how time is measured by the rings of a tree. (Scientist also measure the health of the earth in regards to climate conditions, drought, etc using tree rings as a indicator.) There’s another poem idea…..”How healthy the earth / told in bark girth / thin rings slim time / thick rings sublime”….something like that. tp 🙂
You are spot-on about the title. Your read is exactly what I had in mind.