The Earth is Living Poetry

Giant Red Indian Paintbrush, Mokelumne Wilderness

The earth is not a mere fragment of dead history, stratum upon stratum like the leaves of a book, to be studied by geologists and antiquaries chiefly, but living poetry like the leaves of a tree, which precede flowers and fruit–not a fossil earth, but a living earth; compared with whose great central life all animal and vegetable life is merely parasitic. –Henry David Thoreau


The voice of nature is always encouraging. –Henry David Thoreau

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