Category Archives: natural world

Keeping Quiet – Pablo Neruda

Keeping Quiet ‘Now we will count to twelve and we will all keep still. For once on the face of the earth, let’s not speak in any language; let’s stop for one second, and not move our arms so much. … Continue reading

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When We Were Trees – Ivy Bourgon

‘there was a time, not so long ago, that we were trees. trust me, we were. we grew old very, very, very old we lived at the whim of the seasons with no control over our many appendages that would … Continue reading

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David Abram on how we are tuned for relationship with all of life

“Humans are tuned for relationship. The eyes, the skin, the tongue, ears, and nostrils – are all gates where our body receives the nourishment of otherness. This landscape of shadowed voices, these feathered bodies and antlers and tumbling streams – … Continue reading

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Song for the Salmon – David Whyte

So beautiful. Here’s the text, for those who find FB links hard to see:- ‘For too many days now I have not written of the sea, nor the rivers, nor the shifting currents we find between the islands. For too … Continue reading

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Robert MacFarlane on our estrangement from the dark

“Our disenchantment of the night through artificial lighting may appear, if it is noticed at all, as a regrettable but eventually trivial side effect of contemporary life. That winter hour, though, up on the summit ridge with the stars falling … Continue reading

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Walt Whitman on what we can learn from other creatures

“I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contain’d, I stand and look at them long and long. They do not sweat and whine about their condition, They do not lie awake in the … Continue reading

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You Darkness – Rainer Maria Rilke translated by David Whyte

You darkness from which I come, I love you more than all the fires that fence out the world, for the fire makes a circle for everyone so that no one sees you anymore. But darkness holds it all: the … Continue reading

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