The Essence Of Nature

The Essence Of Nature

A Poem by Briana O'Connor

This poem has some of what was originally in the poem Green Beginnings. I took suggestions and deleted parts and added some.


Poppies and callas,

Coralbells and snapdragons,

Blossoming their artistry

For all to delight in.

Honeydew and kiwii,

Apples and watermelon,

Sprouting amidst

The fresh vegetation.

Celery and artichoke,

Broccoli and lettuce,

Growing beneath

Flourishing trees.

Arborvitae and Ash,

Cedar and dogwood,

Surrounding verdant pastures,

Blooming buds of beauty.

Parakeets and hummingbirds,

Quetzals and lapwings,

Motley viridescent shades

Strewn amongst feathered sheath

Raccoons and squirrels,

Possums and mice,

Camouflage in nature

From predators nearby.

Butterflies and moths,

Grasshoppers and beetles,

Fluttering and scurrying

To their own safe-haven.

Geckos and frogs,

Alligators and snakes,

Sparkling, fresh skin

As rind reflects light.

Woodlands of growth,

Prospering its kind

Mysterious in its essence,

A revelling for mankind.

© 2014 Briana O'Connor

Author's Note

Briana O'Connor
Constructive criticism appreciated.

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BEAUTIFUL WORDS establishing connections to simpler things in life true vision to see me

Posted 1 Year Ago

I feel the natural forces in this piece. Nicely written.

Posted 2 Years Ago

Hmmm quite an impressive array of nature's gems. I was quite taken up in this one. I think it was well done since it captured the atmosphere of the free spirit of nature. Well penned Briana.

Posted 3 Years Ago

Briana O'Connor

3 Years Ago

thank you :D
Nature is indeed amazingly rich and diverse, supremely captured in this enchanting poem, bravo Brianna!

Posted 3 Years Ago

Briana O'Connor

3 Years Ago

Thank you :D
beautiful welcome to spring in my mind. Very lovely piece and makes me think of all things in sunshine with new life. Thanks,

Posted 3 Years Ago

Briana O'Connor

3 Years Ago

Thank you :D
verdant and picturesque!! i am a rebel and inspired now to write an ode to the predator .. they do have all the rights as well eh!? :)))
i love your poem .. will be planting our garden today in fact ;)
rejoice says i!! it is spring!!

Posted 3 Years Ago

Briana O'Connor

3 Years Ago

:D Glad this poem could bring u a bit of inspiration. Thank you for reading :D
a beautiful picture,the poem set the motion for spring in all it`s glory

Posted 3 Years Ago

Briana O'Connor

3 Years Ago

Thank you 😃

3 Years Ago

you are welcome
Ahhhhh, isn't nature just full or beauty and wonder.

Posted 3 Years Ago

Briana O'Connor

3 Years Ago

that it is :D
This has an EXTREMELY beautiful imagery. I love imagery more than any of poetic device because it keeps the reader's attention The whole thing appeals to the senses and tells a wonderful story. By the way, coming from someone who is in a community of other narrators, I believe that the narration goes well while reading the story. This was a wonderful piece and I really enjoyed reading this.

You sent this to me through a read request, and my sincere apologies for taking too long to get to it. I was not disappointed.

Posted 3 Years Ago

Briana O'Connor

3 Years Ago

no worries at all. it takes me awhile to get to all my read requests as well. I come in and out of h.. read more
Green is pervasive in nature and by chance my favorite color!

Very vivid imagery...Excellent imagination!!

Posted 3 Years Ago

Briana O'Connor

3 Years Ago

thank you so much :D

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Added on September 27, 2014
Last Updated on October 5, 2014


Briana O'Connor
Briana O'Connor

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