Sunday, June 17, 2012

Salutation to Thee, Prithiti

"The essential ingredient in a temenos is the perimeter that marks out the space, whether by a wall, a fence, a hedge of flowers and bushes, or some rocks that only imply the full perimeter.  Having crossed the border, we find ourselves in a special place where certain things happen and other things do not."
-  Thomas Moore, The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life, p. 293

"O Goddess Earth, O all-enduring wide expanses!
Salutation to thee.
Now I am going to begin cultivation.
Be pleased, O virtuous One."
-  Ancient Sanskrit prayer 

"Earth, is not this what you will: in us to rise up invisible?
Is it, O Earth, not your dream once to be wholly invisible?
Earth! Invisible!
What, if not change, is your desperate mission?"
-  R. M. Rilke, Duino Elegy - Ninth

Earth, Soil, Dirt, Place: Quotations, Poems, Sayings, Lore

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