A Prayer to Gaia and to Hummingbirds

A rising song composed of light

Erika Burkhalter
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2 min readMar 24
“Ephemeral.” Photo ©Erika Burkhalter

“Attention is the beginning of devotion.”
— Mary Oliver

A swoop, a dive, a tumbled rush,
a flash of fire, ephemeral,
the hummer’s there and then he’s gone,
a rising song composed of light.



Erika Burkhalter
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Photographer, yogi, cat-mom, lover of travel and nature, spreading amazement for Mother Earth, one photo, poem or story at a time. (MA Yoga, MS Neuropsychology)