Whispers From Nature — original poetry and outdoor photography inspired by nature bound into attractive coffee table books.
One day as I was meditating while viewing images I had made within nature, I discovered poems flowing onto paper like clouds gently floating across a serene blue sky. Nature whispered gracefully. Together, the thoughtful interflow of words and images quieted my mind, calmed the tension within me, and soothed my soul.
I designed these pleasing coffee table books with a gentle flow, combining nature's beauty and her poetic whispers. Take a walk in the midst of nature with inspired poems while letting your soul escape into her visual presence. Each page is an invitation to enter a state of well-being with Stillness and Awareness.
Photograph by Claudia Johnstone
Awareness is a book I go back to whenever I want to feel closer to the world around me
I find Stillness, Kent Burkhardsmeier’s breathtaking volume of poetry and photography, so elevating and worth recommending—because it captures the power of nature to quiet the mind. It’s a spiritual experience in itself to see joy arise from stillness—and that’s what happens to me as I page through the book.
—Melinda French Gates—
author of best seller The Moment of Lift
AWARENESS: WHISPERS FROM NATURE
AWARENESS is the second book in the Whispers From Nature collection. AWARENESS continues the journey I began in STILLNESS—recording nature's whispers and inviting nature inside as I stepped into my outdoor images.
STILLNESS, speaks about centering while present with nature. Whereas AWARENESS ponders nature's messages, insights, and her shared wisdom. The combined poetry-photography spreads, share “uncovered inner pearls.”
awareness—whispers from nature,
leads me to stillness
stillness—whispers from nature,
opens me to awareness
STILLNESS: WHISPERS FROM NATURE
STILLNESS intertwines outdoor landscape images with original, inspired poems.
Each poem reveals my journey seeking peace in nature—through her universal voice of presence, centering, and hope.
The images offer space for the heart and mind to wander—carefree.