The Sun in Poem & Flora

“I turn in the direction of the sun and keep walking. It’s the heart that asks the question, not my furious mind. The heart is the smaller cousin of the sun. It sees and knows everything.” —- from “This Morning I Pray for My Enemies” by Joy Harjo


“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.” ― Pema Chodron

Tender Majesty

This is my letter to the world, That never wrote to me, The simple news that Nature told, With tender majesty. Her message is committed, To hands I cannot see; For love of her, sweet countrymen, Judge tenderly of me. —– Emily Dickinson


“and then the red sun, which had been rising all the while anyway, broke clear of the trees and dropped its wild, clawed light over everything.” —- From “Beside the Waterfall” by Mary Oliver