小鳥の歌 52

Soft misty morning
The mourning dove’s doleful cry
Echoes in my heart
Indistinct, my silent tears
Like dew on bark, unnoticed

Link: Amidst the mist to misty morning

Dew actually does form on bark, but “because the bark and lichen surfaces are porous and hydrophilic, the dew does not form discrete droplets but adds to the water already hydrating the lichen or the surface of the bark.”

New Phytologist, Volume 194, issue 1, p. 10, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04082.x/pdf

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