All About Nature
Messages in Nature
Step outside and look around
See beyond, absorb the sound
Timeless images ne’er bid adieu
For all have messages meant for you
What do you see? What do you hear?
Visions are present loud and clear
Openness of heart amid wonder
Right before your eyes, over-under
Musical. Often whimsical.
What message does a flower send when found
growing in the crack of a concrete sidewalk?
The Barren Tree
Barren is the tree, what do I see?
Naked branches standing before me
Rough and slender stretching to the sky
Voiceless, unaware I am nearby
Scrawny little limbs are all that I saw
Mindful thoughts brought moments of awe
Where nakedness I saw, now is its plight
Poised, statuesque both day and night
The barren tree…
It strives. It survives.
It thrives. It beautifies.
Are trees of barren branches stripped naked of their worthiness?
Embrace Life's Bounties
To embrace is to hold dear, to hug,
to let it be. Embraceable moments
occur under blue skies, as well as
amid loud thunder and thrashing
rain. With each embrace given, you
receive an embrace. Embracing
Mother Nature’s bountiful gifts is
a way of giving back with gentle grace.
Think of a tree. It can be stout and
strong, tall and thin, scrawny or robust.
Go outside and hug the tree. Grasp
earth’s energy rising from its roots
flowing upward through the trunk and
outward within each branch and leaf.
Offload all your problems, the tree will
absorb your energy with graceful acceptance.
At the center of it all, lies the insurmountable beauty of heart!
Power in the Sunrise
It is morning. Just another day.
Or is it? How do I see it?
Rising early, sleeping late?
It’s all in how I begin it
I arise with the sun
Etching depth into the hour
Wondrous, splendid power
It energizes. It synergizes.
It amplifies. It deifies.
Is sunrise inspiration of splendor or the onset of just another day?
Magnifies nature’s costume
From the morning sunrise
To the trumpet-like mushroom
Nature's autumn glory
Takes color to the extreme
Thank you Mother Nature
For every breathtaking scene
Nature’s N list…
Naked, Native, Natural, Naughty, Nice,
Nimble, Nippy, Noble, Nocturnal, Nurturing
When you see a mushroom, what do you do...
cut it, stomp it, or appreciate its beauty?