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We must teach our children

by John Cleal

“We must teach our children
To smell the Earth
To taste the rain
To touch the wind
To see things grow
To hear the sun rise and night fall
To care”

November 23, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

When I Am Among the Trees

by Mary Oliver

When I am among the trees,
especially the willows and the honey locust,
equally the beech, the oaks and the pines,
they give off such hints of gladness,
I would almost say that they save me, and daily.

I am so distant from the hope of myself,
in which I have goodness, and discernment,
and never hurry through the world
but walk slowly, and bow often.

Around me the trees stir in their leaves
and call out, “Stay awhile.”
The light flows from their branches.

And they call again, “It’s simple,” they say,
“and you too have come
into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled
with light, and to shine.”

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November 22, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Summer’s End

By Judith Viorst

One by one the petals drop
There’s nothing that can make them stop.
You cannot beg a rose to stay.
Why does it have to be that way?

The butterflies I used to chase
Have gone off to some other place.
I don’t know where. I only know
I wish they didn’t have to go.

And all the shiny afternoons
So full of birds and big balloons
And ice cream melting in the sun Are done.
I do not want them done.

September 24, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Redwoods

by Jason Chin

A subway trip is transformed when a young boy happens upon a book about redwood forests. As he reads the information unfolds, and with each new bit of knowledge, he travels–all the way to California to climb into the redwood canopy. Crammed with interesting and accurate information about these great natural wonders, Jason Chin’s first book is innovative nonfiction set within a strong and beautiful picture storybook.

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September 18, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

The Diatomist

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September 17, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Only when…

“Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realiZe we cannot eat money.”

-Cree Indian Proverb

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August 15, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

The secret language of trees

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August 7, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

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