“Have You Ever Tried to Enter the Long Black Branches?” Have you ever tried to enter the long black branches of other lives — tried to imagine what the crisp fringes, full of honey, hanging from the branches of the young locust trees, in early morning, feel like? Do you think this world was…
A heart cloud Walking in the forest behind the camping site Mama deer and her baby are out of focus because they were on the move! In the twilight: A duck family with lots of babies following in line In the twilight we had mama goose with her hubby and babies visit us again Full…
“The gift from the sky” In Nature’s solitude Observing the twilight aperture As the first stars begin to light up the sky The tree swallows fly To catch up their evening meal by the lake And soon they are joined by the bats In their frantic zig-zag Catching the invisible bugs Suddenly, behind…
Where tigers belch and monkeys howl,
Through miasmal and mysterious swamps
When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy,
And the dimpling stream runs laughing by;
When the air does laugh with our merry wit,
And the green hill laughs with the noise of it;
I taught myself to live simply and wisely, to look at the sky
“Beauty” The search for beauty is the search for God, Who is All Beauty. He who seeks shall find; And all along the paths my feet have trod, I have sought hungrily with heart and mind And open eyes for beauty everywhere. Lo! I have found the world is very fair….
Even after all this time
The sun never says to the earth,
How did the rose
ever opened its heart
and gave to the world
all its beauty?
The flowers have tender little souls. That love, rejoice, aspire.
The daisy follows soft the sun, And when his golden walk is done, Sits shyly at his feet.
You think you own whatever land you land on
The Earth is just a dead thing you can claim
But I know every rock and tree and creature
Has a life, has a spirit, has a name