The Rain I hear leaves drinking rain; I hear rich leaves on top Giving the poor beneath Drop after drop; ’Tis a sweet noise to hear These green leaves drinking near. And when the Sun comes out, After this Rain shall stop, A wondrous Light will fill Each dark, round drop; I hope the Sun…
The Peace of Wild Things When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great…
Armchair Zen Noni among the flowers April Piece Such newfound joy I behold each year When April’s song bends my ear. The robins’ whistle by the fence, The gobble of the turkey thence. The warblers chatter, the swallows dart In living, breathing, springing art. From Earth rises all manner of things, As if…
“Sometimes” Sometimes when things turn upside down And inside out and look dark brown, I rush outdoors and gaze into The topless sky’s eternal blue, So calm and cool, so still and deep, With soft contented clouds like sheep. I shade my eyes and stare and stare, Then go back in the house, and there,…
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
Yesterday I sat beside
a pristine mountain lake
where sky and pines and water
lost their names in Seeing,
where Listening became
a single bird-song, wind song,
To capture nature within a lens,
is to trap it in the space of time.
Presenting beauty at its best,
with gifts that are wholly aligned.
“Peace in Nature” Solace, comfort, and peace, Nature brings to me: a mother’s loving embrace! Amira Painting credits: “Mother Earth” by Ronnie Biccard “Paz en la naturaleza” Solaz, consuelo y paz, La naturaleza me trae: el abrazo amoroso de una madre! Amira