" Nature might have made Sphinxes in her spare time.
Or Mona Lisas with her left hand,
-Jerry & Renny Russell, On the Loose
"Nature is the art of God" -Latin Proverb
"Yet I feel as if I'm entering something pure/ some place not wholly exterior. I knew it once, I think, but so long ago it has ceased to be..." from "The Lilies of Landsford Canal" by Susan Ludvigson, published in Sweet Conflluence: new and selected poems.
" O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth." from Psalm 8, NRSV