Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sunday Poetry Post

Everyday is Earth Day

As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,' probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
Woody Allen

Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.
H. G. Wells

I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.
Alice Walker

I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.
John Muir

I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches and foliage that reached up toward the light. But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself.
Edward Steichen

I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.
Georgia O'Keeffe

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
Frank Lloyd Wright

For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!
Edward Abbey

Earth laughs in flowers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.
Satchel Paige

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
Kin Hubbard

Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.
Theodore Roethke


  1. Or as a wag on Twitter said, "Earth Day: the day people contemplate ways to save the environment without inconveniencing themselves *too* much."

    Yesterday was a good one: Mason spent all but a couple waking daylight hours outside. The soupy clouds cleared off around noon, and now we're looking at "partly cloudy and cool" for the next several days.

    Oh wow, Janet, bummer for Wes but it sounds like he's takin' it like a trooper. I guess with a busted tooth, he feels more connected to hockey than ever, right? I can guess pain meds would make for interesting times for sure!

    Dunno if y'all have looked, but I got a #FridayFlash up a little late on Friday… 1%ers, secret labs, and an impending zombie apocalypse.

    More coffee, Scotty!

  2. Happy rainy Sunday! Not sure how much it'll impact our drought, but every little bit helps! Huge storms last night, rare this time of year but much welcomed. Working today, making up for being gone last week. Will try to watch the Red Sox-Yankees game this evening, but after last night's game, I'm not sure I can take any more disappointment...

    Have a great Earth Day, y'all!

  3. Happy earth day, all. Hoping for rain here today.

  4. Beautiful photos and quotes, Jim.