Champion

It is spring again.  The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

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Great Egret

How I go to the woods

Ordinarily, I go to the woods alone, with not a single friend, for they are all smilers and talkers and therefore unsuitable.
I don’t really want to be witnessed talking to the catbirds or hugging the old black oak tree. I have my way of praying, as you no doubt have yours.
Besides, when I am alone I can become invisible. I can sit on the top of a dune as motionless as an uprise of weeds, until the foxes run by unconcerned. I can hear the almost unhearable sound of the roses singing.
If you have ever gone to the woods with me, I must love you very much.

~ Mary Oliver, Swan: Poems and Prose

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Fuchsia

One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: life is really a great cosmic laughter.

~ Osho

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Black Locust

When it's over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

~ Mary Oliver

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Dogwood

If we could see the miracle of a single flower, our whole life would change.

~ Buddha

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