Topic Tags: nature

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“I touch the rough bark of a tree and it speaks, but only / in leaves and branches…”
an image of a tree with bark prominet stretching up the a blue sky
“These seeds will fly without help…”
pods of milkweeds, with one open
“Soon, the glory of the divine will appear / so naturally, and so inconspicuously…”
a Magnolia tree blossoming
“We’ve escaped Chicago’s winter glad to take in Tucson Sun / as he paints the mountains / in unending displays of shapes…”
sunset over the clouds
“Each breath a prayer. Each breath a Hope.”
the night sky over mountains
“I leave my safe haven / this night of purity and sighs”
close up of fig tree leaves and branches against blue sky
A complete ritual for releasing frustration and anger in nature.
woman standing in a forest clearing
“temples of leaves / firmaments of roots”
orchard at dawn
“It’s the kavanah of Shabbat, / not the halakha / which moves me.”
deer on forest path
A blessing for a day with clean air.
Open window with white frame

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