"Don't judge any man until you have walked two moons in his moccasins."
~ Indian Proverb
January Full Moon
'Great Spirit Moon' ~ Obijwe
Lone Leaf on a Branch
One leaf left on a branch
and not a sound of sadness
or despair. One leaf left
on a branch and no unhappiness.
One leaf left all by itself
in the air and it does not speak
of loneliness or death.
One leaf and it spends itself
in swaying mildly in the breeze.
~ David Ignatow
"The fall of a leaf is a whisper to the living."
~ Russian Proverb
"Man's life is like a drop of dew on a leaf."
"Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain."
~ Henry David Thoreau