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The wonder of it all! ~ Bette A. Stevens

Sacred Touches


Nature looks dead in winter because her life is gathered into her heart. She withers the plant down to the root that she may grow it up again fairer and stronger. She calls her family together within her inmost home to prepare them for being scattered abroad upon the face of the earth. ~Hugh Macmillan

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When the ages of ice came
And sealed the Earth inside
An endless coma of cold,
The heart of the Earth held hope,
Storing fragments of memory,
Ready for the return of the sun.

Let us then salute the silence
And certainty of mountains:
Their sublime stillness,
Their dream-filled hearts.

The wonder of a garden
Trusting the first warmth of spring
Until its black infinity of cells
Becomes charged with dream;
Then the silent, slow nurture
Of the seed’s self, coaxing it
To trust the act of death.

The humility of the Earth
That transfigures…

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Comments on: "1034. Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of mystery. ~Max Planck" (9)

    • It is, Cindy! So glad you enjoyed it. I just had to share it from Natalie’s Sacred Touches Blog. She is such an inspiration. May your week be filled with wonders! ❤

  1. I really like this poem and the ice crystal is exquisite! !

  2. Thanks for the reblog. I absolutely fell in love with that macro shot of a snowflake and had to use it for this post. I love your comment, “the wonder of it all” indeed! 🙂 ❤

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