Tag Archives: nature

Eternal Rhythm

The golden leaves fall,
fearing not the decay of
a coming winter.

Death is essential
to the renewal of life –
All will spring again.

If each in nature
can feel this simple rhythm,
so can humans too.

Why do we resist?
Our minds overshadow the
truth of our being.

But the fall leaves know,
they show us that we too will
green the tree anew.

Eternal Rhythm,  a multiverse haiku, © Susan L Hart 2023

The Trees Weep

The willow weeps,
the pine trees moan,
all Nature’s feeling it,
deep to the bone.

Humans out of sync,
not hearing their hearts,
the soul of the Earth’s
being torn apart.

“Technology’s call
mesmerized them all,
and why can’t they see,
their hate is a wall?”

The mountains watch,
their strength eons old,
the oceans too have
seen centuries unfold.

They will endure, but
will humans be here?
“It seems they don’t care,
they don’t hold us dear.”

The eleventh hour
draws swiftly nigh,
trees watch us, crying,
“Will this be goodbye?”

The Trees Weep © Susan L Hart 2023 | SusanLHart.com | Get free ebooks | Subscribe for monthly newsletter

Back to the Drawing Board


I’ve been toying for awhile now with the idea of adding some illustrations to my stories. This means I need to brush up on my drawing skills; I’ve been away from making art for quite some time.

I love wildlife, so this morning I just randomly picked a photo of a bird to work from. I’m not 100% happy with it, but as a quick first attempt, it’s not too bad. Yay! It’s like riding a bike.

I will post some more sketches as I practice. (Sorry for the quality of the photo – in future I’ll scan the work – this will get better.)

Sketch 1 | Susan L Hart 2023 | Susan L Hart.com | Learn to Draw ebook

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Joy of the Unexpected


Imagine walking out your front door one morning to encounter an elephant walking down the street. What a delightful new experience it was for me in Thailand! This is one of the absolute joys of traveling, discovering the new. I do believe that the new is what helps us to grow.

We live in a world right now that wants to nail us down to one place and limited experience. 15-minute cities? I don’t think so, at least not for everyone, and certainly not if we are required to become slaves to that one tiny little corner of the world.

Anyway… the real point is, I think for many of us, our souls crave some adventure to one degree or another. Your essence is spirit, a soul that is infinite. How can it learn when it’s confined to a very narrow band of experience? Something to ponder.

(Here’s a related point of interest for you: Did you know that Thailand means “Land of the Free? Read more about the history here: Land of the Free: How Thailand Got Its Name)

Have a beautiful day. And when you go out walking, bicycling, or driving today, try to take a different route. Discover something new. 😉

Susan L Hart, 2023 / HartInspirations.com


Nature’s Common Sense

Nature presents to us constantly the reminder of our roots, our organic selves, our place in the natural and creative world. It also brings us back to what is real and sensible. In short, we are able to retrieve our commons sense and sanity in what is increasingly an insane society.

Today I’m bringing you some of my favorite quotes from American naturalist, essayist, poet, and philosopher Henry David Thoreau:

“We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.”


“Take long walks in stormy weather or through deep snows in the fields and woods, if you would keep your spirits up. Deal with brute nature. Be cold and hungry and weary.”


“I have a room all to myself; it is nature.”


“He who hears the rippling of rivers in these degenerate days will not utterly despair.”


“Every blade in the field – Every leaf in the forest – lays down its life in its season as beautifully as it was taken up.”


“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.”


“Wildness is the preservation of the World.”


How would you like the future of our children and grandchildren to look? A world dominated by computers, machines, and robots, or one where we are connected to the heart of Nature? The question is important, because we need to make intentional choices for our future now.

Have a beautiful weekend. I hope you enjoy at least a little part of Nature to feed your soul. We all need that sort of nourishment and healing right now.

Susan L Hart 2023 / HartInspirations.com