MEHER MOUNT

9902 Sulphur Mountain Road
Ojai, CA 93023-9375

Phone: 805-640-0000
Email: info@mehermount.org

HOURS

Wednesday-Sunday: Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Monday & Tuesday: Closed

MANAGER/CARETAKERS

Buzz & Ginger Glasky

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Sam Ervin, Preident
Ron Holsey, Vice President
Ursula Reinhart, Treasurer
Jim Whitson, Director
Richard Mannis, Director

OFFICERS

Margaret Magnus, Secretary

9902 Sulphur Mountain Rd
Ojai, CA, 93023
United States

(805) 640-0000

Story Blog

Anecdotes, activities and stories about Meher Mount - past, present and future.

"April Poppies"

Leslie Bridger

Leslie Bridger, who was Manager/Caretaker at Meher Mount from 2010 to 2013, writes poetry including this one inspired by Spring in California.

A FIELD OF CALIFORNIA POPPIES in the meadow on the way to Baba's Tree at Meher Mount. (Leslie Bridger photo, April 2011.)

A FIELD OF CALIFORNIA POPPIES in the meadow on the way to Baba's Tree at Meher Mount. (Leslie Bridger photo, April 2011.)

"APRIL POPPIES"

The poppies on the mountain
Have surrendered to my gaze
Each flower holds a halo
A subtle golden haze.

Each stem knows of its purpose
To hold its crown aloft
Each leaf will gather sunlight
Both delicate and soft.

How many seeds will scatter
When your evening song is nigh?
Your spring becomes a summer
In the twinkling of an eye.

The beauty that surrounds you
I will keep to such a time
When all that’s left are memories
Of an April that’s sublime.

- Leslie Bridger, April 2005


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