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Written for:  dVerse Poetics:  From Nature’s Point of View  (posted by Mish)

Write a poem from the perspective of one of nature’s gifts…a tree, a wildflower, a leaf in the wind or even through the eyes of a wise old owl.

Think beyond personification. Get into character and show us the world through your new “eyes of nature”. You may want to describe the view from where you are, the scents, the sounds and textures. Or perhaps you have a message of enlightenment. There are many lessons to be learned from nature. You could give your element of nature an opinion and let it speak through your poetry. The choice is yours. Just remember to write from nature’s point of view.

Wile away hours
in embrace of my arms
spread in splendor
to welcome you. Picnic
under my lush leaves.
Stay cool. Lean on me
for support. Catch me
‘fore Autumn ends,
and my gold has turned
to rust. Icy nights
of Winter follow,
leaving me bare,
yet not bereft
of friends. Birds
sing to me. Squirrels
and chipmunks are
frequent guests.

Poetics: From Nature’s Point of View


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are in the process of returning to New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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