A prayer shared at a United Nations Environmental Sabbath Program

  We have forgotten who we are. We have alienated ourselves from the unfolding of the cosmos We have become estranged from the movements of the earth We have turned our backs on the cycles of life. We have forgotten who we are. We have sought only our own security We have exploited simply for…

NATURE POEMS: “From blossoms” by Li-Young Lee

“From blossoms” From blossoms comes this brown paper bag of peaches we bought from the joy at the bend in the road where we turned toward signs painted Peaches. From laden boughs, from hands, from sweet fellowship in the bins, comes nectar at the roadside, succulent peaches we devour, dusty skin and all, comes the…

POEMS: “To learn from animal being”

“To learn from animal being”   Nearer to the earth’s heart, Deeper within its silence: Animals know this world In a way we never will. We who are ever Distanced and distracted By the parade of bright Windows thought opens: Their seamless presence Is not fractured thus. Stranded between time Gone and time emerging, We…

June 22nd: “World Rain forest Day” (2 minutes video)

Take a breath, thank a rainforest. This World Rainforest Day, take a moment to think about the many ways in which rainforests positively affect our lives. They provide us with food, medicine, climate regulation, and so much more. The benefits of rainforests are innumerable. Essential to our survival, rainforests are responsible for more than 25%…

Nature Poems: “”We have a beautiful mother” by Alice Walker

art by Jim Warren | The Beautiful Moods of Mother Earth | Illusion art “We have a beautiful mother”     We have a beautiful Mother Her hills Are buffaloes Her buffaloes Hills. We have a beautiful Mother Her oceans Are wombs Her wombs Oceans. We have a beautiful Mother Her teeth The white stones…

MYSTICAL POEMS: “As I move through the earth” by Hafiz

“As I move through the earth”   I Do not Want to step so quickly Over a beautiful line on God’s palm As I move through the earth’s Marketplace Today. I do not want to touch any object in this world Without my eyes testifying to the truth That everything is My Beloved. Something has…

INSPIRATIONAL POEMS: “Perfect miracles” by Walt Whitman

“Perfect miracles” Each of us inevitable, Each of us limitless Each of us with his or her right upon the earth, Each of us allow’d the eternal purports of the earth, Each of us here as divinely as any is here. The sun and stars that float in the open air… the apple-shaped earth and…