Ingrid Bruck is wild flower gardener and a poet inspired by nature. She lives in Amish country in Pennsylvania. This site shocases selected works by her.

Join the Descalzado -Published by: Halcyon Days, Issue 6

Join the Descalzado


Join the shoeless. Take off loafers and heels, feel stubble and grass with your toes. Splash as you walk in the creek, wear mud water like henna. Feel the chill in your soles, a inside-out body refresher when heat simmers.  

Barefoot in the garden, pull weeds that grow tall and entwine the roots of vegetables and flowers, weeding helps plants grow and unearths treasures ~ a worm squirms in soil, a toad hops away.

Boycott regular shoe stores. Shop the descalzado stores, wear sandals with soles made out of car tires, plastic or leather. spread feet have cracks and calluses that might not fit in manufactured shoes but they relish the cool breath of earth. Shoeless feet feel the sting but can walk on sharp stones.


Published 6-30-17


Forest Bathing - Published by:  NatureWriting

willow gold hair - Published by: Three Line Poetry, Issue 43