On each card in this collection of poems, songs, and prayers for the planet lies a mystical monoprint image of the earth (reproduced by offset lithography), and a selected text from such earth lovers as Walt Whitman, Robinson Jeffers, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Chief Seattle and Kahlil Gibran. Each box of eight cards contains eight different images. The unique text on each card is printed letterpress. For us, these cards are akin to prayer flags, and we hope they will touch the hearts and minds of all who receive them in a way that inspires love and healing for our planet.
Boxed set of eight different cards, 4 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches, with envelopes.
This we know.
The earth does not belong to man;
man belongs to the earth.
This we know.
And forget not that the earth
delights to feel your bare feet
and the winds long to play
with your hair.
Now I see the secret of the
making of the best persons.
It is to grow in the open air,
and to eat and sleep with the earth.
May all things move and be moved in me
and know and be known by me,
may all creation dance for joy in me.
My soul can bind no staircase to Heaven
unless it be through earth's loveliness.
I sing to the Mother Gaia
I sing to the Father Sun.
I sing to the living in the garden where
The Mother and the Father are One.
Earth's crammed with heaven,
and every common bjsh afire with God…
The blowing wind, the mild, moist air,
exquisite greening of trees and grasses:
In their beginning, in their ending,
they give God their praise.
Hildegard of Bingen