Here are some poetic quotes about nature and the earth, to keep you inspired while you complete this week’s writing prompt: Write a Poem for Earth Day

“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.”

Alice Walker

“We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”

Native American proverb

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”

Lao Tzu

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”

Henry David Thoreau

“To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves”

Mahatma Gandhi

“These people have learned not from books, but in the fields, in the wood, on the river bank. Their teachers have been the birds themselves, when they sang to them, the sun when it left a glow of crimson behind it at setting, the very trees, and wild herbs.”

Anton Chekhov

“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.”

Joseph Campbell

“Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.”

Robert Frost

“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.”

Lord Byron

“The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.”

Galileo Galilei

“Men argue. Nature acts.”

Voltaire

“Nature is the art of God.”

Dante Alighieri

“Nature is loved by what is best in us.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.”

Walt Whitman

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”

William Shakespeare

“…and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?”

Vincent van Gogh

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