The Sigh of Silence

 

Half of the leaves have fallen, half have yet to fall. Leaves underfoot, leaves overhead. I’m surrounded by beauty.

 

“And then there crept

A little noiseless noise among the leaves,

Born of the very sigh that silence heaves.”

John Keats

 

Nurture peace, cultivate kindness, and carry the calm.

 

Nature of the week:

Shadow of the Week:

 

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To See Beauty

“Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty

never grows old.”

– Franz Kafka –

Nurture peace, cultivate kindness, and carry the calm.

I have a bit of news: My latest book, Linger: 365 Days of Peaceful Pauses, brief nature essays, meditations, and even a few poems, is now available for order. Its official release date is November 1. (Makes a great holiday gift!)

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Nature of the week:

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A Breath of Sky

“Come watch with me the shaft of fire

That glows in yonder West:

The fair, frail palaces

The fading alps and archipelagoes

And great cloud-continents of sunset-seas.”

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Skies have been amazing this month: color-rich sunsets; mid-morning blue skies with one white puff of a cloud, moonglow on full moon nights, cloudy skies with layers rippled in every hue of gray, and great white cloud continents floating calmly overhead. There’s a peace to be found in taking a deep breath of sky.

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Who Can Clutch It?

 

“The beauty that shimmers in the yellow afternoons of October,

who ever could clutch it?”

Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Nature” –

 

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Talking of Rain

 

“The aspens at the cross-roads talk together

Of rain, until their last leaves fall from the top.”

Edward Thomas, “Aspens” –

 

The cool morning breeze is whispering to the trees that rain is coming. Hackberries and elms are dropping their golden-brown leaves a few at a time. As they drift slowly down, I breathe deeply of this moment of peace.

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Autumn-New

 

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”

– F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

 

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Every Arrow that Flies

 

“If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it;

Every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

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A Nest and an Apple Tree

 

My heart is like a singing bird

Whose nest is in a watered shoot;

My heart is like an apple-tree

Whose boughs are bent with thickset fruit.

Christina Rossetti

 

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