Who tells the bird it’s time to fly,
what is far beyond a horizon,
where is a cloud going,
why did a branch split there,
when will next not come?
I don’t know.
Yet, still, I marvel
at the splendor
I can feel
but can’t comprehend.

Image credit:Shwetha Shankar

Thomas J Strong Bio

I was born in St. Paul, Mn the oldest boy of ten children. I attended St. Marks grade school and St.Paul Central high school. After high school I tried attending college (3 times) but dropped out and spent 4-5 years traveling. I finally graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BS-Chemical Engineering in 1981, got married and spent the next 35 years working and raising a family. I retired in 2017 and am working full time pursuing my muses.