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The Power of Nature

b2ap3_thumbnail_800px-Oglala_National_Grassland.jpgShe waits beneath

Barely constrained

Waiting to wrap the world in

Vines, grass, bacteria

To fill the world’s oceans with

Krill, fins, coral


We think ourselves powerful

That she is contained, under control, beaten back

Beaten down

That she is orderly, predictable, tame

It is a lie we tell ourselves

For if we rest but for but an instant

Life bubbles over

Spilling in disorderly pools and currents

Sharing her bounty without judgment

Seeking only

The dance



The Power of Nature is published under a Creative Commons license and may be shared with attribution to the author, Selina Rifkin.


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Selina Rifkin, L.M.T., M.S. is a graduate of Temple University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. In 1998 she graduated from the Downeast School of Massage in Maine. She has published articles in Massage Therapy Journal, been a health columnist, and published The Referral Guide for Complementary Care, a book that describes 25 different healing modalities. In 2006 she completed her Masters program in Nutrition with a focus on traditional foods, and the work of Weston A. Price.
Currently she is the Executive Assistant to the Director of Cherry Hill Seminary, the first Pagan seminary to offer Master’s degrees.


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