This Week's Quotes
The earth is at the same time mother, she is mother of all that is natural, mother of all that is human, mother of all, for contained in her are the seeds of us all. The earth of humankind contains all moistness, all verdancy, all germinating power.
~Hildegard of Bingen
I have reached much I did not expect, in a direction unexpected. I am growing downward, smaller, one among the grasses.
~Wendell Berry, The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry
For the earth, forever turning
For the skies, for every sea
To our Lord we sing returning
home to our blue green hills of earth.
~Kim Oler, (song performed by the Paul Winter consort)
Excavate the deep down things from holes and burrows
where they've lived undisturbed.
~Martha O. Adams, Buried Seed
The force that through the green fuse drives the flower . . .
Submitted by Anne Wray
The force that drives the water through the rocks drives my red blood.