Poetry That Roots For You
Nature Divine: We, Sacred Things That Grow is a symbolic tribute to the indigenous, unglamorous, and sometimes downright bitter “root work” we must undertake to discover our belonging within the divine order of all life. It is a prayer for re-connection.
In this era when duality, linearity, productivity and likeability are prized and often achieved at the expense of others – when we are disconnected from our own thirsting, groaning, reaching…The Wild and The Holy, both in and beyond us, call like fertile soil to seed.
This collection of seven poems asks to be planted outside in the sagacious presence of trees. It pushes through shallow understandings of growth to unearth a story that is more tenderly and mightily human. It begs us to be with and be changed by trees...
Until we love, again, with
all that we are.
“In the end we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.”
- Senegalese Conservationist, Baba Dioum, 1968
Nature Divine is available digitally in handwritten chapbook (.pdf) and spoken (.mp3) forms. If you choose to purchase both, enter the code: BetterTogether at checkout for a bundle discount.
"Listen to these words
written in darkness