Posted by: ktzefr | August 31, 2016

10 Nature Pics and Poems to Ponder

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

~Albert Einstein

Honeybee; Photo:KFawcett

Honeybee; Photo:KFawcett

“I was walking by.  He was sitting there…

I began to talk.  I talked about summer, and about time.  The

pleasures of eating, the terrors of the night.  About this cup

we call a life.  About happiness. And how good it feels, the

heat of the sun between the shoulder blades…

I talked about how the world seems to me, five feet tall, the

blue sky all around my head.  I said, I wondered how it seemed

to him, down there, intimate with the dust.”

~ “Toad” by Mary Oliver

 

Frog; Photo:KFawcett

Frog; Photo:KFawcett

 

“Listen, are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?

While the soul, after all, is only a window,

and the opening of the window no more difficult

than the wakening from a little sleep.”

~ “Have You Ever Tried to Enter the Long Black Branches,” by Mary Oliver

 

Swallowtail butterfly; Photo:KFawcett

Swallowtail butterfly; Photo:KFawcett

“…what can she do?

Nothing but watch and watch

for she is too small

only a sand in the big desert

no power

nothing at all.”

~ “My Life Story,” by Lan Nguyen

 

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“There’s a deep murmur unravelled,

the air is a song of feather,

a soft babble of grass.”

~ “Cuernavaca,” by Aline Pettersson

 

Bethany Beach, DE; Photo:KFawcett

Bethany Beach, DE; Photo:KFawcett

 

“Happiness is absorption, being entirely yourself and entirely in one place.”

~ Pico Iyer

 

Turtle Bay, St. John, USVI; Photo:KFawcett

Turtle Bay, St. John, USVI; Photo:KFawcett

 

“The red threads

of last-light

dance

on the shoulders of our oarsman.”

~ “Mindoro” by Ramon C. Sunico

 

Salt Pond Sunset, DE; Photo:KFawcett

Salt Pond Sunset, DE; Photo:KFawcett

 

“My words are like flowers…

exuding fragrance,

when pressed by the scorching summer…”

~ “The Gatherer,” by Ali al-Mak

 

Waterlily, Cayman Islands; Photo:DFawcett

Waterlily, Cayman Islands; Photo:DFawcett

 

“They come like the ghosts of horses, shyly…

And they all, awkwardly and hesitantly…

begin to run, and the field

is full of happy thunder.  They toss their heads,

their manes fly, they are galloping in freedom.”

~ “The Pit Ponies” by Leslie Norris

 

Pickard Farm, KY; Photo:DFawcett

Pickard Farm, KY; Photo:DFawcett

 

“It is possible we will not meet again

on earth.  To think this fills my throat

with dust.  Then there is only the sky

tying the universe together…

Where we live in the world

is never one place.  Our hearts,

those dogged mirrors, keep flashing us

moons before we are ready for them.”

~ “19 Varieties of Gazelle,” by Naomi Shihab Nye

 

Full Moon; Photo:KFawcett

Full Moon; Photo:KFawcett

 

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