Earth Teach Me to Remember
~by John Yellow Lark
Earth teach me stillness as the grasses are stilled with light. Earth teach me suffering as old stones suffer with memory.
Earth teach me humility as blossoms are humble with beginning.
Earth Teach me caring as the mother who secures her young.
Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands alone.
Earth teach me limitation as the ant which crawls on the ground.
Earth teach me freedom as the eagle which soars in the sky.
Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall.
Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.
Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life.
Earth teach me to remember kindness as dry fields weep in the rain.
~Ute, North American
Sketched in Photoshop, painted in Twisted Brush. Brought back into Photoshop, embellishments added, background added, one courtesy of Ava Verino of Flickr, one of my own, mirror framing and wings by Jinxmim of Deviant art, one texture of my own. All layers duplicated and adjusted in Photoshop, Image flattened for presentation.