The Old Wisdom: A Poem by Jane Goodall - Eva Varga

March 24, 20103

I have been fortunate to see Jane Goodall speak on several occasions. Each time has been remarkable. Her demeanor and spirit are inspirations to me. I adore her. It is my hope that my own children will get an opportunity to know her – to know her work – as I do.

The Old Wisdom by Jane Goodall

When the night wind makes the pine trees creak
And the pale clouds glide across the dark sky,
Go out, my child, go out and seek
Your soul: the eternal I.For all the grasses rustling at your feet
And every flaming star that glitters high
Above you, close up and meet
In you: the eternal I.

Yes, my child, go out into the world; walk slow
And silent, comprehending all, and by and by
Your soul, the Universe, will know
Itself: the eternal I.

Bill Moyers interviews Jane Goodall


  • Pebblekeeper

    March 24, 2010 at 2:38 am

    Just Beautiful. Thank You!

  • legendswife

    March 27, 2010 at 3:03 am

    Hey, thanks for coming over and visiting my blog. My boys had a wonderful time studying/learning about Jane Goodall. Next month (in April) she is going to be at our zoo (exciting!)

    God Bless

  • Alycia in Va.

    March 30, 2010 at 1:23 am

    lovely. I wish we had a Roots N Shoots near us…perhaps I should start one. Such an inspiration….

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