Wednesday, 23 August 2017

I am nature

Poets United  Prompt: Nature: her words




I am nature


I am nature
I am an artist and design
delicate patterns of petals
With my pallet of shades
of lavender, scarlet, blue
I paint the earth, for you
I am a gift of beauty

I am nature
I am a cathedral mountain
With a lake at my feet
that oozes turquoise
Mirroring my snow caps
dotted with sparkles
spilled by the sun

I am nature
I am the wind I exhale
I am the seed that travels
on my breath to become
a tree, a shrub, a flower
I am a sage, who’s wisdom
is the ceaseless wind

I am nature
I am a fierce lion
I am a grand elephant
our silhouettes are fading
our habitats are gone
we are taken by a gun
only silence living on

I am nature
I am a gift of life
I am the elixir of oxygen
sucked from the ocean
as temperatures rise
sucked from the air
as trees disappear

I am nature
I howl into the woods
The echo of the wilderness
reminds me of when
we lived in harmony,
and you were nourished
by my sanctuary

I am nature
once you were part of me
Dream back the trees
Dream back the animals
Abandon your emptiness
and fill it with purpose
of being alive, of life

33 comments:

  1. Dream back the trees
    Dream back the animals... a beautiful poem..enjoyed it.

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  2. Sadly few human kind have regard for nature in all its beauty and usefulness as its destruction means short term gain. Hopefully the message will finally sink in and life on Earth might saved. Whata beautfiul poem this is.

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    1. Thanks dear I hope the message gets trough

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  3. WOW! I will try hard to dream nature back to fulness. What a beautiful poem.

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    1. Thanks Susan Lots of dreaming to do :)

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  4. You are soon clever with words. (and in a second language too). Love your flowers..

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    1. Thanks dear Diane I do have to use the thesaurus a lot ;)

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  5. "Abandon your emptiness" This is the sole Key to that dreamscape where one might find the sanctuary...Love, love, love the 'dream back' lines and also the floral part. What a beauty you've gifted today!

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  6. True words in a poem with an important message.
    We're all Nature's (God's) children: the painter, the mountain, the wind, the animals - all living in harmony. This harmony, which could be destroyed in a moment by a weapon(nuclear) or lack of oxygen in the atmosphere (climate change).
    By the way, they say, in Chernobil - the ukrainian zone devastated by a nuclear explosion some thirty years ago -Nature is taking over big. Ony trees and animals, no humans can live there at present.

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    1. Nature is amazingly strong Thanks Duta

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  7. "Abandon your emptiness and fill it with purpose" ... what great advice for those who say they're bored or depressed. Wonder is all about us. Wise words! Beautiful poem.

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  8. Oh this poem sings to my heart....the beauty, the slow disappearances, then dream back the trees and animals.......sigh. i loved every beautiful word. My favourite of yours so far.

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    1. Thnak Sherry I learn a lot from poets United Hope I can keep it up At least I love writing

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  9. Among all of the things that nature is, it is the image of the seed that I treasure most fiercely, for to me the seed represents hope.

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  10. You have captured the beauty of nature eloquently Marja! Hopefully mankind will again respect her once more. Love this beautiful poem!!

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    1. Thanks so much Carrie is your last name Dutch?

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  11. Calling, calling, it's there all around. Hopefully we're listening. Well expressed, Marja.

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  12. Nature with all of its abundance very vividly narrated all for the asking. Yet many may just take it for granted having missed all the beautiful colors. Thanks for highlighting the Kiwi beauty in its natural settings Marja!


    Hank

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  13. You have written the essence of nature as we yearn for it vs. the tragedy of what is happening to nature today. What have humans done!

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  14. A wondeful poem, a dream made real, sprinkled like crumps dropped by Hansel and Gretal. I follow you.

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  15. Such wonderful form, refreshing and delicate words to read indeed. Nicely done and thanks for sharing!

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  16. This is a very powerful poem! let's respect nature a bit more...This planet does not belong to us, we share it with millions of other species on this planet, so we must learn to respect. Period.
    A beautiful poem, Marja!:)

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  17. Overwhelming and powerful!!!
    you are wonderful poet dear friend!

    Nature is guide and best friend, i wish we can have time to sit and observe her messages .
    nature is greatest book of this universe .those who are able to read learn how to live harmlessly and sublimely

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  18. First I loved the beauties you evoked, then I was saddened by the destructions you mention, and finally I am stirred into new hope and determination by your closing exhortation.

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  19. Enjoyed this poem which urges us to "Dream back the animals". You have done a great job with the flow, Marja:)

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  20. This is a fantastic Poem Marja.. and so loved all of your flowers, Nature is just Wonderful in all her glory xxx

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  21. Your love of the elements and the wild places comes through this poem.

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