22 July 2011

I am the breath of the smile
That whispers open
Dreaming cotyledons.

Henry David Thoreau wrote:

I would keep some book of natural history always by me as a sort of elixer, the reading of which would restore the tone of my system. To him who contemplates a trait of natural beauty no harm nor dissapointment can come. The doctrines of despair, of spiritual or political tyranny or servitude, were never taught by such as shared the serenity of nature. The spruce, the hemlock and the pine, will not countenance despair.

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