Let Nature Speak



Let Nature speak –

in syllables untypable,

nuances not uttered in

words so much as living

letters which etch life into the

living. Let Nature

write –  phrases

one breeze-breadth

long, one sunset soliloquy

wide, one pollen-laced

paragraph high.

She prints her poem

onto recycled papyrus,

onto hearts grown green –

who will read it to our

children? Who will

translate her manuscript

without editing out her soul?

22 comments on “Let Nature Speak

  1. RoSy says:

    Oh my goodness! What a cute catch. 🙂
    Did he write this post or did you?

    • melodylowes says:

      He was a rather clever little fellow – found the ‘f’ and the ‘g’ right away. But then he lost interest and got lost in the numbers… so I had to write it, after all! 🙂 There must have been a batch of tadpoles just turned into frogs – there were tons of them, all this teeny weeny size!

  2. Hi I love this picture it just set the tone for the poem. Being close to nature is the reason we left the concrete jungle. We often go for drives and take what nature has to give. We have the beautiful rolling hills of farmland that look like patchwork quilts of greens and yellows as well as several beautiful lakes. Every time we drive I always ask my husband the same question do you think the people who were actually born here appreciate the scenery as much as we do. I must say I have been really sick with asthma and I was back at the hospital twice in one day because of a lung infection and this heatwave were having is not helping but your poetry always lifts my spirits and I just can’t wait to see what you post next take care !

    • melodylowes says:

      I live in farmland, too – born and raised not far from here, and it is in my blood, I think! My husband and I often go for an evening drive, and we see moose, deer, beavers, foxes, – even a rare egret last week! I’m so glad to hear about others who enjoy their world as much as I do – I hope we can pass that love of nature on to the next generation!

  3. Sissym says:

    You are very sensitive to talk about feelings and nature.
    I agree, Who? who will read it to our children?

    Hugs 🙂

  4. Robert Rife says:

    Your craft grows and grows…

  5. Gallivanta says:

    Wonderful, wonderful, all of it.

  6. lylekrahn says:

    Hey, I’m definitely listening!

  7. Reblogged this on Cytherean Dreams and commented:
    Have to re-blog, just for the incredibly cute (and unedited) mini-frog picture.

  8. Pam says:

    You’ve really hit home with this one, Melody! Love it!

  9. Beautiful, Melody. “Who will translate her manuscript without editing out her soul?” Nature is the ultimate poem. She speaks in flowers, in birdsong, in sunsets, in rain, not words.

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