Tag Archives: MOTHER EARTH

To Mary Oliver




The wind and trees

Stones, and rivers.

A silent path through

woods and meadow green

Snow speaking to your



Words gathered on that breeze,

In the whisper of the river over rock

In the song of the birds

  on the oak and pine

On the snowflakes yearning


They gathered in, the

cumulous clouds

On the burst of Spring rain

In the fickle want of

nature’s gathering


They  found you,

open and willing

A creature tuned in to

How a fence knows a crow

How leaves know their autumn’

How a coat wears the wind

How a murmur rides a wave

How moss invites nakedness


Words found you

In roots and crust of bark

In the swirl of grass caught

with the wind

On the tongue of the butterfly

In the coupling of Sun to Earth

In the face of the shimmering Moon


There was no where Mother Nature

   did not hold you as a sacred being

Held in her loving caress

You honored the gifts and rages of

Her giving.

She told you everything

Held back nothing

She cradled you in her arms chanting

And you spoke her wisdom


Thank you Mary Oliver.


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EARTH DAY 2013 … haiku

EARTH DAY…  22cd day of Napowrimo.


mother nature

mother nature

Lay your ear to Earth

Hear her call rise within you

Do her bidding grace


Ease into changes

Nature has her wily ways

She shifts as she must


It’s not about you

In the Infinite of All

Bits of sand make beach


Earth is evolving

skip with her sticks and her stones

Inhale her seasons


Imagine this day

Perfect as it is all ways

Imagine this truth



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Earth day…  




She tells me she is evolving

Unfolding herself unto herself

Part of a galactic mystery of orbiting

spheres connected, pulsing together

One body, like heart and lungs

and brain and bone all connected

As above 

so below


A Milky Way of celestial syncopation 

One in health for the others in the Being

of a body breathing, and hearing and

smelling, and tasting the Infinite Cosmos

Of everything that every was and will be

Evolving, letting go, seeking the highest good

As above 

so below


If Earth is the lungs of this vortex of swirl

And twirl and breath and light, earthly

Matters matter in the scheme and gleam

of your living and breathing and Being

Your evolving and unfolding in the

Syncopation of these orbiting Beings

As above 

so below


Atmospheric attitude is everything 

In the matter of what you matter about

You are a galactic being orbiting yourself

Of lungs and heart, and brain and soul

A planetary mystery that might only know

We are all connected

 As above

so below


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30 oct 2011    >  8/17    >    Balance/adjustment/The Star

What wakes you up in your slept and calls for you attention?
How will do you balance your nights and your days?
Do you realize that you are a conduit between the Heavens and the Earth?  How do you stand?

Guided Imagery for Mother Earth.

Sit comfortably.  Close your eyes.  Take in a deep breath and slowly exhale. Do that again.  Let your breath glide into a smooth easy inhale and exhale, as you let yourself settle more deeply in your comfort.  As you settle, imagine yourself connected to the earth, letting your feet feel the ground; solid and strong, safe and secure.  Feel that energy flow up your legs, your knees, your thighs, your hips, your belly, your chest, your heart, your throat and neck, your ears, your face, your head.  Feel the Earth grace you with her presence,  Let yourself settle into that comfort.  Breathe into it.
As you feel all that grounding within and around you, imagine your connection to the atmosphere around you, the air, the smells, the sounds, the easy movements of the world around you.  If anything feels disruptive, breathe into your body and feel the gentle Earth hold you in comfort and safety.  Give yourself to the peace and relaxation.
There is nothing more you need to do but sit where you are and let yourself feel the connection to yourself and the Earth.  Let yourself notice the thoughts and feelings that flow into you and.. let them flow out not holding onto anyone in particular.  Let your breath blow them out as you settle into the deep pleasure of feeling connected to this Earth that holds and sustains you.  Let yourself be with this moment for a few moments.
And… when you’re ready, Thank the Earth for holding you in this sacred moment,  for her sustainability and elemental giving.  All the air, and food she gives, all the water and heat she shares.  Earth is a living sentient Being that shares herself with you.  Thank her.  Let your love flow into the depths of her land with gratitude.
And as this day grows into night into another day and another night, let yourself be reminded of the gifts of the land you live on, the wonder of this great earth.  Honor her as you would honor a Loved One.  Breathe into that love for Earth is of Divine Intent.   namaste’

Earth sacred Mother
Keeper of the natural world
blooms a winter rose

Earth sacred Mother
Keeper of the natural world
Oceans tide for you

Earth sacred Mother
Keeper of the natural world
Season life’s altar

Earth sacred Mother
Keeper of the natural world
Green is the desert

Earth sacred Mother
Keeper of the natural world
Present in all ways


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