Eye of the Beholder

The earth has music for those who listen.
 George Santayana

Geysers: Strokkur

A geyser erupting in Iceland

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay. 
Robert Frost

Ϸingvellir Nat'l Park, Iceland

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Why so serious?

Calligraphy of geese
against the sky-
the moon seals it.
― Yosa Buson


I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

― Pablo Neruda


Because of you, the heady perfumes of
Summer pain me; because of you, I again
Seek out the signs that precipitate desires:
Shooting stars, falling objects.

― Pablo Neruda

Ϸingvellir Nat'l Park

To live in this world

you must be able
to do three things:
to love what is mortal;
to hold it

against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go. 
― Mary Oliver





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