Tag Archives: earth spirituality

Tree spirituality: fighting with sisters

Even in full sunlight, a tree’s leaves are still in shade,each leaf casting shadow over its sister leaf’s light;even when attached to the same branch, they get in each other’s way –They could start fightingor they could see that they … Continue reading

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The takers

Your mere existence takes resources, says the earth,and then you continue to takeand take and take and take and take –and then you pray for yet more things! –when really, you ought to be praying for your conversion © Meisaan … Continue reading

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A cardinal’s call stabs at the air

A cardinal’s call stabs at the airblue shining skywind blows right through © Meisaan Chan

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Before the winter solstice

The dark has arrived again, my early winter guest;unprepared, I run to make a bed for her.Lovingly, she unpacks her bags,not in any hurry © Meisaan Chan

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Wind storm

Maple tree, full crown of dry leavestossed wildly throughout the nightand even when sun comes, the wild tossing doesn’t stop– so weary, so weary! © Meisaan Chan

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Companions

All the earth needs a companion:the horizon to the skythe trees to the windthe hawk to the cliffthe bee to the flowerme to you:sacredness © Meisaan Chan

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Thunder flesh

Thunder crashed throughout the nightenergy from the sky shook my bedflesh felt energy’s tangible power © Meisaan Chan

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What the birds know

The rain slows, then stopsbirds start singingworld wet, needs music Clouds thick, then thinthen finally break. No matter:Birds do not need sun to sing © Meisaan Chan

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Maple tree lesson

You can look at realitybut there is a reality within the reality –do you see? Do you see the deeper reality within the maple tree?Within everything? © Meisaan Chan

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The spirituality of weeding

No gardener has ever said, “I weeded really well today, so now they’re gone forever.” © Meisaan Chan

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