Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Happy Earth Day, Everyone

Let us first be as simple and well as Nature ourselves, 
dispel the clouds which hang over our brows,
and take up a little life into our pores.
     HDT, Walden 

No words from me today, I'm going out a-walking.
Here's a poem from Henry.


O nature I do not aspire
To be the highest in thy quire,
To be a meteor in the sky
Or comet that may range on high,
Only a zephyr that may blow
Among the reeds by the river low.

Give me thy most privy place
Where to run my airy race.
In some withdrawn unpublic mead
Let me sigh upon a reed,
Or in the woods with leafy din
Whisper the still evening in.

For I had rather be thy child
And pupil in the forest wild
Than be the king of men elsewhere
And most sovereign slave of care
To have one moment of thy dawn
Than share the city's year forlorn.

Some still work give me to do
Only be it near to you.


  1. Wonderful! Couldn't agree more with HDT (the poem)! Very nice shot of the hepaticas!!

    1. That poem is up where I can see it every day before heading out ... keeps priorities sorted out for me.
      That was a big bunch of hepaticas & it was well worth it laying down in the tick-infested leaves to see their faces.