I brought my spirit to the sea;
I stood upon the shore.
I gazed upon infinity,
I heard the waters roar.
And then there came a sense of peace,
some whisper calmed my soul.
Some ancient ministry of stars
had made my spirit whole.
I brought my spirit to the trees
that loomed against the sky.
I touched each wand’ring careless breeze
to know if God was nigh.
And then I felt an inner flame
that fiercely burned my tears.
Upright, I rose from bended knee
to meet the asking years.
~ Max Kapp (1904-1979)
I love this poem because it speaks to me of spiritual comfort, strength, and nourishment found in nature; and nature as a connection to the divine.