excerpted from chapter seven of The Story of My Life, by Helen Keller. The book was first written in 1902 in magazine form, while she was in college, at the age of 22 For a long time I had no regular lessons. Even when I studied most earnestly it seemed […]
Attention Restoration Theory (ART) is that being in nature, and viewing green spaces, allows the brain to unwind, to notice without noticing. Enjoy this meditative nature video, a small experience of nature that can brighten your spirits, even in town.
Enjoy this meditative nature video, a small experience that can brighten your spirits, even on a rainy day.
Time Lapse Dance’s “Wind Rose” captures the ominous power and terrifying unbalance of changing wind patterns and storms.
Reading poems — need a reason?
Here are 10 short tree poems for every season!
From haiku to free-verse. Covering everything from spring and summer, to autumn and winter poems, all are thoughtful bursts of wonder.
Need a little rest & respite? Try 10 short nature poems to delight! Includes every season: spring poems, summer poems, autumn poems and winter poems. Snow, kale, butterflies and geese — all are delightful gifts of wonder.
Eating in season can be done for practical reasons or for love. Either way, we’ll be healthier (and possibly more appreciative) as a result.
The best things require time. Sometimes it’s hard to reconcile.
Visit the Poetic Earth Month art gallery and discover serene but striking stories that artist John William Waterhouse finds in the simplest of acts — like picking flowers.
Today’s writing prompt is based on the poem Under Heaven In “Under Heaven,” the poet proposes that “appetite has a season,” and she reminds us that a pomegranate “takes the careful cultivation of months” to come to fullness. Using the specificity and passion of a “true connoisseur,” write a poem about a fruit or vegetable […]
Eating a pomegranate before its time reminds us, as this poem says, that “appetite has a season.”