• A Poem Digs Deep Into Plant Love, Daily Stress ReLeaf, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/02/23/poem-plant-love, #plants #poems #WSMerwin #palmtrees #poetry #naturalworld #destressing #stress #relaxation #mentalhealth #dailystressreleaf

    #10 A Poem Digs Deep Into Plant Love

    W.S. Merwin is one of my favorite poets because he’s intensely connected to the natural world. He digs deep into plant love through his words. Not only did he believe in the importance of preserving the environment, he lived for years in Hawaii, gradually restoring a palm forest on Maui.…

  • Houseplant Jungle Journal, The Most Effective Way to Keep a Gratitude Journal, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2020/02/07/effective-gratitude-journal/ #gratitude #journal #inspiration #howtokeepagratitudejournal #RossGay

    The Most Effective Way to Keep a Gratitude Journal

    Now that I’ve started a gratitude journal, I’ve been worried that its effects may wear off after a while. If I repeat myself regularly, I may lose the quality of happiness I’ll feel when counting my blessings. I mean, how many times can you feel grateful for a spouse, child,…

  • Botanical Shakespeare Book, Botanical Shakespeare: My Kind of Nerdy Fun, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/06/13/botanical-shakespeare/ #botanicalshakespeare #books #botany #Shakespeare #plants #poetry #bard #plays

    Botanical Shakespeare: My Kind of Nerdy Fun

    The book, Botanical Shakespeare, is a delightful compendium of every mention of plants across all of Shakespeare's works. Physically, it's a lovely book, an old style hardback with a silk ribbon and pretty color illustrations. Inside, it's even more engaging, as author Gerit Quealy alphabetically collects the bard's poetic lines…

  • Fern Fiddlehead, On Being Astonished and Capturing the Sight in a Poem, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/05/03/on-being-astonished-and-capturing-the-sight-in-a-poem/ #ThomasAThomas #poems #poetry #photography #fern #plants #gardening #photos

    On Being Astonished and Capturing the Sight in a Poem

    Here's one insight poet Thomas A. Thomas shared during our chat the other day: "There is enough awfulness in the world, and I pay attention to that too. But I want to look at what makes the horrors worth fighting through, what makes the suffering bearable." Check out this interesting…

  • Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, Ross Gay, Ross Gay: Singing About Plants and People, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2016/09/30/ross-gay/ #poetry #books #RossGay #AfricanAmericanpoets

    Ross Gay: Singing About Plants and People

    September is a month of transition. The warm, bright freedom of long days wanes into the chilly introspection of rainy nights. It’s a warning about the coming of the great sleep that is winter. It’s in the morning dew on cars and yellow leaves that swirl before us as we…