Songs of Nature in Paintings
in the stillness of the sea in calm or laughter in its tide;
make me a song among the flowers that bring in the rainbow,
the cadence of the rising sun, the flutter of the butterfly,
make me a song in the shadows of the mangrove, its mirror
of heaven, dropping confetti and making ripples now and then,
Make me a song of the mists that gather into dewdrops,
of clouds coming down as shower or fog that shrouds like veil
the landscape, in gentle transformation of another day -
and another, ad infinitum in the march of time -
and I, I am but a passerby, yet brevity is the essence of all. - avr
How Deep, How High?
Deep as the oceans the mountains be,
Buzz the bees as many a flower there be;
Dreams high, high up as the heavens be,
Or a kite, soaring high, the eye can’t see;
Yet deeper the mind only the heart can see,
And the soul that goodness could bring to Thee. - avr
Deceit and conceit in a duo,
Makes one believe or doesn’t know
To accept things or analyze
Nature’s own sweet and gentle lies.
(Pastel drawing by Anna Christina Rotor)
Ask not ‘til when the years are here to stay s
in song, and the breeze a chime;
Maybe, maybe, when the rain comes -
and when it’s finally gone.
When the sun is up and down -
and up again another time.
Under the rainbow by the sea.
Let me flow with thee;
A song I sing in sweet melody
To where the world is free. avr
when we realize in a minuscule
the universality of the simple
linked to the complex,
where every living thing is part
of life’s interrelationship;
like a chain, its strength
is shared by all its links
in place cooperating. - avr
And many great things may come to pass.
Someday you shall learn from the sages,
In a world where man through the ages
Craves for glory, yet finds emptiness;
Go light a candle and sigh in gladness.
Fireflies and stars in the night are one,
Like flowers and bees basking in the sun. - avr
Earth Day Every Day (Celebrate) by John Denver;
Earth Song by Michael Jackson,