"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens."


Carl Jung

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    The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors
Thursday
May252017

Moccasin Flowers

 

 

 

All my life,
so far,
I have loved
more than one thing,

including the mossy hooves
of dreams, including'
the spongy litter
under the tall trees.

In spring
the moccasin flowers
reach for the crackling
lick of the sun

and burn down. Sometimes,
in the shadows,
I see the hazy eyes,
the lamb-lips

of oblivion,
its deep drowse,
and I can imagine a new nothing
in the universe,

the matted leaves splitting
open, revealing
the black planks 
of the stairs.

But all my life--sofar--
I have loved best
how the flowers rise
and open, how

the pink lungs of their bodies
enter the fore of the world
and stand there shining
and willing--the one

thing they can do before
they shuffle forward
into the floor of darkness, they
become the trees.

 

(Mary Oliver)

 

Tuesday
May232017

Daydreaming

 

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” 
 
― Edgar Allan PoeEleonora
Tuesday
May162017

Courage

 

 

She knew that courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.

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