From Shaman’s Circle, 1996, by Nancy Wood
When stars first appeared in the sky, they were lonely, never
touching, or becoming touched by what lay beyond their isolation.
They had deep eyes with which to examine the sinews of
The universe and secret ears with which to hear the struggling whispers
of plants emerging from the earth below. After a while,
when the stars were looking within themselves for meaning,
They noticed a field of yellow flowers swaying in the wind of a
distant mountaintop. These flowers were patient and unresisting,
some so small that the stars couldn’t see them very well,
But they knew these living things to be mirrors of their own vast beauty.
Thus stars married flowers in loving affirmation
Of one another, expecting nothing more than recognition
of their unimportant differences.