To Mary Oliver




The wind and trees

Stones, and rivers.

A silent path through

woods and meadow green

Snow speaking to your



Words gathered on that breeze,

In the whisper of the river over rock

In the song of the birds

  on the oak and pine

On the snowflakes yearning


They gathered in, the

cumulous clouds

On the burst of Spring rain

In the fickle want of

nature’s gathering


They  found you,

open and willing

A creature tuned in to

How a fence knows a crow

How leaves know their autumn’

How a coat wears the wind

How a murmur rides a wave

How moss invites nakedness


Words found you

In roots and crust of bark

In the swirl of grass caught

with the wind

On the tongue of the butterfly

In the coupling of Sun to Earth

In the face of the shimmering Moon


There was no where Mother Nature

   did not hold you as a sacred being

Held in her loving caress

You honored the gifts and rages of

Her giving.

She told you everything

Held back nothing

She cradled you in her arms chanting

And you spoke her wisdom


Thank you Mary Oliver.


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It’s official… I have too many things to read from too many people out here in cyberspace.   One thing leads to another and then another and then…. eeek.  The creativity of the global community is amazing and I want to be engaged and inspire by so many of you.    It’s a danger, or rather it’s a joy to find beautiful art expressed in words and visuals,  and then follow one of the links from that person , to more beautiful art expressed and sit in awe there and click and click and click in following their creative friends and their creative friends… Get my drift?  Rather it’s an ocean wave I ride into a sea of wonder and glory expressed by you.

Nature moves me in her roaring seas

and tranquil lakes. Her pine covered

mountains, and moss carpet forests


Nature seasons me up in her ever

changing roars and whispers.

In the light and darkness of her.


My Nature moves me to embrace creation

In All her forms in call from far away

on cyber screen’s slick carpet ride


Where we put our blogs and websites

And wear the nature of us on 15 inch screens

for the Sun to rise and the Moon to give her fullness


In the anywhere anytime of  a tidal wave

or a placid mountain lake, roaring in a nano

Second before my searching eyes.


And there you are in technicolor of moving words

That quiver my heart and fill my eyes

with the nature of you expressed up close n’ personal


Me and you with the seasons changing

In rhymes of our earthy, watery, airy, fiery selves

Laid out in quiet admiration of our beauty or destruction


I would have never met you in any other way

In the story book of our creative lives laid raw here

Vulnerable in ways we never even considered


I swim in the sea of all of you

I breathe your air

I see your light, I read you


Nature has many faces








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