Greeting Card Collection - SPIRIT AND MYTH - Photo Cards with Poems, Boxed Stationary Set

List price: $32.00
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Boxed sets will come with a surprise 13th card, mimicking a "Baker's Dozen." :)

About this Product

SPIRIT AND MYTH - 12 Poetry of Nature cards, two of each:

Spirit Raven, The Fool, Midnight Visit, Saguaro Night, Procession, Welcome Home

Haunting, moving and a little surreal these intriguing, esoteric, nature note cards speak of spirit and myth. From fairies on a moonlit river to entities appearing on a vision quest, each card is unique and each tells a story. Every card has a "poem" on the back. The poems for the cards, left to right, top to bottom, are below. The insides of the cards are blank.

Spirit Raven

"Black bird of magic, oh Raven you are, for seven generations I bless from afar. Your majestic poise is strong and true, sacred bird, I bow to you"

The Fool

"On the threshold stands a little critter, about to start a journey. Peering through the open door, it lets go of what it was before"

Midnight Visit

"It's midnight now and all is clear. Look, shh, the spirits are here. See them dance, touch down, alight, in their sacred silver flight."

Saguaro Night

"Alone the night I must spend, with stars and cacti to be my friend, to merge with the desert and become one, so I'll see my vision when it come"


“Above our heads we'll carry you through, Up to the Heavens, they're waiting for you. Life's been grand but it's time to go, but oh, it hurts, for we love you so”

Welcome Home

" 'Hello, hello, we've been waiting for you, follow our light, we'll lead you through' As I take your hand I hear music call, and my heart, it smiles, for I know you all"

*Boxed sets come with a surprise 13th card, mimicking a "baker's Dozen"


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Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have, or simply to share a nature story!


The Poetry of Nature

Knoxville, TN
Welcome to the gift shop for The Poetry of Nature, a series of work that pairs macro-photography with poetry. The poems tells the story of what the…
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Meet the Maker

Hello! Welcome to my shop. My name is Katharine Emlen and I am the writer / photographer behind The Poetry of Nature.

Nothing brings me greater joy than being outside in this beautiful world of ours. Nature, I find, provides the most wonderful canvas, no matter where you look. I have seen tremendous beauty in dying leaves, personalities hanging out in ditches, and remarkable compositions in the most unlikely of places.

Sometimes, I pretend I am an ant, because if I were an ant, those itty-bitty water drops would be pillows to rest upon, that blade of grass a slide, and the dew covered wheat, a jungle gym for play.

 I tend to get lost in my imagination and I allow nature be's not just three drops on a leaf, but a family of travelers, not just a twisted tendril, but a lover's embrace...

When I allow Nature to be sentient, I see all sorts of stories within her. They are the same as ours! Triumph, struggle, comfort, joy....I see it in the twist of a tendril, patterns in ice, the way the water drops sit on the curve of a leaf.

Usually, I stumble upon these stories. And when I do, I hear a poem in my head, so I include it with the image. This is why I call this my work, The Poetry of Nature. 

Thank you for stopping by! 

~Katharine M. Emlen

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Katharine Emlen of The Poetry of Nature

How it’s Made

Thank you for visiting my site. :)

Boxed sets come in a white "tuck tab" style box. These are great because the lids don't come apart from their bottoms, they stay snug and secure.

On both the front and back of the box is a picture showing what's inside. A quote by Kahlil Gibran is on the inside cover.

"Never forget that the earth delights to feel your bare feet, and the winds long to play with your hair"

Boxed Sets also come with a surprise 13th card, mimicking a "Baker's Dozen"


I would suggest choosing Media Mail in the shipping choices. It doesn't take too long to get, and is much more economical. :)

Shop Policies

Thank you for your interest in The Poetry of Nature!


All of my photographs are printed to order using a professional photo lab. Because of this it can take up to 5 days of processing time before I can ship to you. So please allow 7-10 days from when you order until you receive your photo with poem.

Greeting cards and postcards will be shipped right away. :)


The poem will be included on a separate sheet of paper, allowing you to choose if it is part of your display. Although "Poetry Posters" are unique options as they pair the image and poem side by side. You can see what this looks like in the photos offered for each image.


If you are unhappy with your image I am happy to offer a refund once the photograph has been returned. I am also happy to exchange it for a different one of the same size, once the original has been returned. Returns and exchanges are accepted up to two weeks from reciept of order.


I do not yet offer Digital Downloads, but I am more than happy to ship without the sturdy board backing to save on weight. Please contact me if interested and I will work with you on the most economical way to get you your Poetry of Nature print.

Thank you!

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