sometimes I listen

sometimes I listen


the breeze
the swoosh of the clouds
the rustle of the trees
the splash of the ocean
the quake of the earth

but I realize
they are not
talking to me

they will be there
even if I'm not

it is not enough to listen

because because because because because because because 

as the 
breezes caress me
clouds enthrall me
leaves excite me
oceans bathe me
earths soil me

they become part of me

it is not enough to listen

I must move my soul into their world
I cannot stand outside and only observe
in order to know them
I must be them

if not...some day
they will just go away

every day is an earth day...lets all do our share...  

                                                                                         gs batty  /  April 2013



  1. This is wonderful. I could feel the sunshine as I work in the garden. Great job.

  2. AnonymousMay 01, 2013

    This is so beautiful and filled with wisdom =)

  3. AnonymousMay 03, 2013

    Awesome Stan!

  4. Wow, I loved this! Yes, not just to listen and observe, but to become a part of - to realize that we are a part of all creation, it is not there for us, but with us! Wonderful way with words here, GS!