The natural world has so many advantages from inspiration to health benefits. These poems that celebrate nature are an expression of gratitude toward the best gift I’ve received from exploring the majesty of this impressive world in which we live and its royal beauty, as both opened up my heart to my inner artist.
Today’s first light was extraordinary due to post-hurricane weather. With so many lives lost in the Bahamas and so much devastation, it’s hard to imagine that something this beautiful comes at the end of a brutal storm.
The absolutely fantastic thing about growing flowers is you love ’em up and they love you right back. It’s Mutualful!
Mutualful (Mutually beautiful)
What makes something beautiful
A reflection, it’s mutual
I love you
You love me, too
Greetings to the sun
Each day is new
Flowers… their butterflies plentiful
Coruscating around at will
Fantastic from dawn to dust
Bright-eyed and stupendous
Reminders to us
Of what is wonderous
When I read the New York Times, I always go straight to the Modern Love column and Social Q’s in the Style Section, then I head back to the most popular articles. I deliberately spend a small amount of time on this because one of my highest priorities is To Be Outside. That is my social Q and modern day love story.
I wrote this poem early yesterday morning inspired by the sacred space of first light—the time of day when light first appears, but before the sun rises. When you’re all alone in the morning, you’re able to consciously embrace the calm and the quiet all around you. This silence allows you to focus on self-reflection and opens you up for inspiration.