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The Earth Speaks

4.29 of 5 stars 4.29  ·  rating details  ·  106 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Second printing, 1984, The Institute For Earth Education, IL, Paperback, Book Condition: UsedVeryGood, 012164 1B
Paperback, 187 pages
Published December 1st 1983 by SOS Free Stock
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Sep 02, 2008 Jennifer rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those searching for nature reflection.
I reread this book during a camping trip (the perfection arena for the content) looking for inspirational quotes for a presentation. Although I did not succeed in finding a suitable quote, it did offer quite a few inspirational reflections. The book is divided into three sections; Earth Magic, Earth Wisdom, and Earth Spirit with an intro. explanation from the author, Steve Van Matre. Some inclusions may seem like the contributers spent too much time dancing in pixie dust but overall it is a remi ...more
I picked up this book today to leaf through since it's been sitting on my shelf untouched for year. It was time to give it some attention and affection. I first encountered this book on a trip when someone read pieces of it aloud. Those excerpts hit me hard at the time and so I bought myself a copy. This was all back in high school. Reading the book today, I had the same experience. There are a number of cliched poems in this book and there are a number of well-known texts that I've read (and lo ...more
My grandmother gave me this book back in 1995. I read it for the first time in 2013 lol... Beautiful compilation for those who listen to the Earth.
My mother gave me this book. In fact, she loved it so much she gave it to pretty much everyone she knew. It is beautiful.

This is a book of short prose and poetry about the earth by various writers, from Walt Whitman to Rachel Carson to Thoreau to Gary Snyder. It's divided into three sections: Earth Magic, Earth Wisdom, and Earth Spirit. Here's a piece by Gibran:

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.

This book becomes more and more
Cassandra Carico
I truly enjoyed this collection of essays and poems about the gardening and Earth centered activities. There are writings from various well known authors as Li Po, Shel Silverstein, and Walt Whitman. This is an easy, gentle read.
this is kind of a hippie/stoner book but there is some beautiful poetry in it...sort of refreshing.
Liz casarella
wonderful book of thoughts and sayings about the earth by some historical authors
This was my bible when I was an outdoor school counselor. So profound... :)
If you love nature, poetry, and philosophy
this is a must read!
I often come back to this book when looking for inspiration.
A nice collection of readings for those who love nature.
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