Summer set lip to earth’s bosom bare, and left the flushed print in a poppy there.
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
Begin with yourself. There is no time to waste. It is your duty to do your part to bring God’s kingdom on earth.
This earth is a garden, The Lord its gardener, cherishing all, none neglected.
Be aware of the contact between your feet and the earth. Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet.
Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren’t any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn’t be here in the first place.
Peace be to earth and to airy space! Peace be to heaven, peace to the waters, peace to the plants and peace to the trees! May all the gods grant me peace!
Even after all this time the sun never says to the Earth, “You owe me.” Look what happens with a love like that, it lights the whole sky.
Your hills, O Earth, your snow-clad mountain peaks, your forests, may they show us kindliness… Impart to us vitalising forces that come, O Earth from deep within your body, your central point, your navel, purify us wholly.
While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.