Natural Reflections

We are hanging at the dVerse pub tonight with Grace writing Ecopoetry. Join the fun and explore your organic connections.

Natural Reflections

I stand facing the sun that winter chills
an icy tempest lifts stands of my hair
and slaps my cheeks.
Nature and I catch our breath
in our joint hibernation and meditation.

I prefer spring’s dramatic winds
and autumn’s colorful flare
to summer’s feverish wrath
and winter’s neglectful blight.
Our nature is to thrive unconditionally.

The tree needs our breath
bartering it’s shade and heat.
I understand I am no more important
than the yellow in a Flicker’s tail
no more worthy than the ant.

Though my shoe is small
my footprint is larger than most.
So great the responsibilities,
the bond between inhabitants
to take the rough with the smooth.

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36 replies
  1. Mary
    Mary says:

    I think each of us needs to recognize the size of our footprints! We ALL, every living thing among us, wish to thrive!

  2. Grace
    Grace says:

    I love the communion with nature ~ This part just resonated with me strongly about our responsibility:

    Though my shoe is small
    my footprint is larger than most.

    Thanks for joining us Delaine and wishing you a good week ~

  3. Victoria
    Victoria says:

    You’ve given us some wonderful images, Delaina–I especially like:
    Nature and I catch our breath
    in our joint hibernation and meditation.

  4. Glenn Buttkus
    Glenn Buttkus says:

    A not s gentle warning & nudge to our conscience; well said, clever wordsmithing . I li,ke the lines /I am no more important/than the yellow in a Flicker’s tail/no more worthy than the ant/.

  5. flower girl
    flower girl says:

    I like you. You have really good energy.

    “Nature and I catch our breath
    in our joint hibernation and meditation.”

    “Our nature is to thrive unconditionally.”

    Wonderful messages throughout, but these touch me the deepest.

    • Delaina
      Delaina says:

      I am glad you think I have good energy, that is always nice to know. Thank you for reading and commenting, Cheers!

  6. Bryan Ens
    Bryan Ens says:

    We like to think that we are so important, but you remind us that we need to consider the other inhabitants of this planet as equally deserving to be here.

  7. Bjorn
    Bjorn says:

    So much to love here.. The shared breath, our mutual dependence and how footprints of the scavenger might marr the soil.

  8. Gayle Walters Rose
    Gayle Walters Rose says:

    I like your comparison between our small shoes and our large footprints, oh so true, and our insignificance to the trees.
    Gayle ~

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