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Old 08-01-2018, 09:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Earth Prayers, part 4


Time for a new thread! The last one is here:

https://www.soberrecovery.com/forums...-part-3-a.html (Earth Prayers, part 3)
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So many of us never get to enjoy the nature sounds. I went for years without paying much attention. I'm so happy I now make a point of it. Love the Bull Frog chorus.
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I often turn my bedroom fan off at night so I can hear the night noises outside the window. This morning, just before the first light of dawn, I was awaken by a cardinal singing to welcome the new day.
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I love birdsong in the morning. Cicada's all day - not so much.
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Mid-August at Sourdough Mountain Lookout

Down valley a smoke haze
Three days heat, after five days rain
Pitch glows on the fir-cones
Across rocks and meadows
Swarms of new flies.

I cannot remember things I once read
A few friends, but they are in cities.
Drinking cold snow-water from a tin cup
Looking down for miles
Through high still air.


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That's really cool.
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Yes, it is. I would love to be there.
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For those of you who liked the last post, here's something kind of related: Smokey the Bear Sutra by Gary Snyder
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Above Pate Valley

We finished clearing the last
Section of trail by noon,
High on the ridge-side
Two thousand feet above the creek
Reached the pass, went on
Beyond the white pine groves,
Granite shoulders, to a small
Green meadow watered by the snow,
Edged with Aspen—sun
Straight high and blazing
But the air was cool.
Ate a cold fried trout in the
Trembling shadows. I spied
A glitter, and found a flake
Black volcanic glass—obsidian—
By a flower. Hands and knees
Pushing the Bear grass, thousands
Of arrowhead leavings over a
Hundred yards. Not one good
Head, just razor flakes
On a hill snowed all but summer,
A land of fat summer deer,
They came to camp. On their
Own trails. I followed my own
Trail here. Picked up the cold-drill,
Pick, singlejack, and sack
Of dynamite.
Ten thousand years.


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The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.

- Henry David Thoreau

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It was the wind that gave them life.
It is the wind that comes out of our mouths now
that gives us life.
When this ceases to blow we die.
In the skin at the tips of our fingers
we see the trail of the wind;
it shows us the wind blew
when our ancestors were created.


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Such a gorgeous picture. Lovely thoughts.
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I love this one too, HP. Lovely words and lovely picture.
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Painful though it may be - that's very true.
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Any journey that includes a beach at sunrise or sunset can only be good, I think.
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Ann, I had you in mind when I chose that picture!

And Hevyn, I totally agree...
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Beloved
The sun lingers on the blossom
I am lost in you
Wandering rivers in the lush jungle of tomorrow
I see leopards preening
My heart thunders as I open my mouth to rain
I hear the bird of paradise
Her call blows over our heads like the muezzin at noon
Alive, I smell sacred cows, buffalo
The burning ghats
I drink the ghee-d tea
As dawn breaks over pale pink mountains crested with your snow.
A dry wind breaks against my neck
Mud covers my bare feet
Close by, Durga rides a lion, her ten arms poised for battle.
The demon kings lust after her, their serpents tremble in her path.
In an office in Beijing, a man is typing.
In a market in Rome, a woman cries.
On a beach in Goa, the dancers whirl in a techno trance.
In the darkness, the dark light glows like blackest pearl.
Years, Centuries, Millennia, Epochs, Aeons, Eternities kneel.


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