“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair” ― Khalil Gibran, The Prophet
On sunny walk-ways through sheltered groves, when light softens and quiet streams flow, she felt a hush of fluent air, as she skipped along without a care, while all around her the city roared, and crowds gathered and feelings poured… In the shrubbery vows were made, and she let the intensity slowly fade, as nature healed her very form, in that moment she was reborn!
“The Wilderness holds answers to more questions than we have yet learned to ask.” ― Nancy Newhall
When the ground is speckled in lamplight and the moon is at its height I hear the stars chanting to the motion of the night. and I go to secret places where no one can see, I covet nature’s rhythm among the evergreens. I fly beyond the limits of time and space into a gradual falling, a covering of grace. and the butterflies whisper my dreams on the banks calling me back to a time of giving thanks. when I wandered into cafes quaffing ready brews, knowing the light was dancing between me and you… where, even the bullfrogs lulled me back to sleep and the dew of the morning would gloriously weep.
I dream of the sunlight sparkling among the reeds, falling in love again, doing just as I please. I am that happy camper on the banks of paradise the Time lords imagined me, I’m be-loved in their sight!
So I wash my fears in the darkness and call out to joy, preparing a table beyond the maddening noise, though I taste the burning of my hopes and dreams I remember my baptism in incandescent streams…
And among the dusky shadows there’s a silent ache, it’s the longing I hold onto it keeps me awake…
Let’s just keep saying the lines out-loud and speaking paragraphs of love… writing reams of compassion across the skies… chanting forgiveness until it is heard, allowing grace to lift us like the new moon rising and causing a stir…
In verdant fields
where daisies dance,
I lay a while
among the plants… Watching dandelions
in the breeze,
under the canopy,
of gentle trees… Fully restored
I went on my way,
feeling heaviness dissipate…
In nuanced shadows
when breath is still,
I imbibe the elixir
of nature distilled…