What Shapes Us

“The same law that shapes the earth-star shapes the snow-star. As surely as the petals of a flower are fixed, each of these countless snow-stars comes whirling to earth…these glorious spangles, the sweeping of heaven’s floor.”                       
                                                                                                 – Thoreau
What Shapes Us
This law I believe applies to all things live.
Can we all be glorious spangles?
Perhaps not. Perhaps yes.
I hope yes!
Are we capable of seeing the connection?
Can we try harder?
Can we open our eyes a little wider?
I hope yes.
The same law shaped our hearts.
When tragedy hits, we feel the hurt of others.
What shapes us is not a mystery;
It is divine.
It is intentional.
You, me,
all of us
shaped in the same way.
Can you dig it?

When We Listen

When We listen

When we listen
we can hear the unspoken words
of the sages of the future

when we listen
the songs of the crickets
are meant to heal our souls

when we listen
we can decipher
the secret whispers
of the butterflies

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Photo by Melba Christie

When we listen
we can hear
the heart strings of a young lover
strumming like an acoustic guitar

when we listen
we can hear
the harp of our soul
playing an opus
to help us become
more aware of who we are

when we listen
there’s no telling
what sounds will resonate
to help us appreciate
the life we take for granted
all the more.

Nature Knows Geometry Well – Photography Challenge

Lately I pay more attention to my surroundings and all things in nature. I walk around the parks looking for natural textures and colors. It is amazing how different the roots of trees can be. I photograph all parts of the tree and there is a definite geometry to appreciate.

I would love to see the geometry in the photos you might have taken. Participate in the challenge for the next five days. Publish a new post with a photo interpreting the weekly theme. Create a pingback to Poemattic to share your post with others.

out limbed tree

 

It is not coincidence

Nature knows it’s Geometry

the grooves and curves carved

in an old wise tree

have perfect symmetry.

 

the leaves are put exactly

where they ought to be

so when the sun decides to peek through

the colors resonate to create a fantasy.

 

 

 

Nature Wins

One of our trees became branch-less after hurricane Sandy. the tree survived and this year a small branch gave birth to leaves. It seemed to me the tree was very proud. The leaves are now slowly turning. Once again the tree seems so proud. Or maybe it’s just my imagination.

Nature wins

Branch-less tree lives

                                                                                                                              Leaves appear defiantly

                                                                                                                                    Nature wins!

September

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                                                            September Morn

                                                           leaves fall silently

                                                               a child runs

                                                              back to school