POEMS: “No more longing”

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,

Nature Poems: “Both worlds”

Both worlds   Forever busy, it seems, with words, finally I put the pen down and crumple most of the sheets and leave one or two, sometimes a few, for the next morning. Day after day – year after year – it has gone on this way, I rise from the chair, I put on…

POEMS: “May my heart always be open” by E.E.Cummings

May my heart always be open   May my heart always be open to little birds who are the secrets of living whatever they sing is better than to know and if men should not hear them men are old may my mind stroll about hungry and fearless and thirsty and supple and even if…

NATURE POEMS: “Toad”

I was walking by. He was sitting there.
It was full morning, so the heat was heavy on his sand-colored
head and his webbed feet. I squatted beside him, at the edge
of the path. He didn’t move.

POEMS: “The Silence” by Wendell Berr

The Silence   Though the air is full of singing my head is loud with the labor of words. Though the season is rich with fruit, my tongue hungers for the sweet of speech. Though the beech is golden I cannot stand beside it mute, but must say ‘It is golden,’ while the leaves stir…

POEMS: “Stand Still” (in the forest)

Stand Still Stand still. The trees before you and the bushes beside you are not lost. Wherever you are is a place called Here, And you must treat it as a powerful stranger, Must ask permission to know it and be known. The forest breathes. Listen. It answers, I have made this place around you,…

A quote from Einstein to ponder about…

“Nature shows us only the tail of the lion. But there is no doubt in my mind that the lion belongs with it even if he cannot reveal himself to the eye all at once because of his huge dimension.” — Albert Einstein