Words of Wonder

Wide enough to keep you looking
Open enough to keep you moving
Dry enough to keep you honest
Prickly enough to make you tough
Green enough to go on living
Old enough to give you dreams

by Gary Snyder

 

A grateful earth poem by the “poet laureate of Deep Ecology” Gary Snyder, with the invitation and reminder to look up and out, and connect with the wide and the open, the dry and prickly, green and old blessing that is our earth. For whatever is going on in our lives, it’s made possible and hopefully well bearable by the earth we live on. Let’s keep looking and dreaming…