Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Time etches Hearts

I couldn't resist the Theme Thursday invitation this week with the photo of a handful of sand cupped in the shape of a heart. This immediately brought to mind the heart shaped stones that our family collects from our walks along oceans, lakes, and rivers.

The interminable sweep of surf
and glint of wave
from smiling sun
and mellow moon
draw us to the nurtured sand
to look out over the expanse.
Infinite power resides there
endless horizons
and sea washed breezes,
and Time which watches over us
etches hearts to empower us
to care for nature
and each other.


There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more.
~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

What do you find endearing about nature around you right now?