Gospel of Nature

Gospel of Nature

A Poem by barleygirl
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the outdoors is my Bible . . .

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There’s nothing more in life that I seek
than to dwell in nature’s wild places
trees stand strong even when I am weak
and serene solitude embraces.


Doubts no longer linger as I’m blessed
open space is my fervid refuge
a verdant carpet beckons a fest
hidden from people’s hateful deluge.


Despite the times I stumble and fall
I’ll someday soar on graceful new wings
in the big outdoors troubles seem small
while miracles trickle forth like springs.


Insulated from the drone of fools
protective mountains intervening
in nature only simple truth rules
and it’s easy to see life’s meaning.


Knowing each wild wonder is for me
nothing in the world could be against
a cartwheel-inspiring love spree
with spontaneous urges unfenced.




© 2017 barleygirl


Author's Note

barleygirl
Hope everyone is starting off well & happy in 2017! (((HUGS)))
Photo is over the ridge from where I live, looking down on Big Sur coast.

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I, being an aesthete can very well understand the magical essence of nature. Nature is my muse, so this write connects to me and talks to me!
Love this whole piece..The outdoors is my bible:- it clearly tells what it means to you. No matter what nature never betrays us !
Wonderful write!
Lovely picture :-)
Manasvini


Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Years Ago

I love the way you've expressed how nature is your muse, too. I used to think I had a pretty simple .. read more
Gorthi Manasvini

2 Years Ago

You are welcome :-)



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Love poems about nature and God struck in the middle makes me want to write my own little poetry about how a robin my sing in the spring and feed his family while he looks for food the the youth of this clan for he be the man.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

I can't tell you how many times I've written poems starting with a similar bit of inspiration after .. read more
Love this poem!! I've actually written a song with similar meaning, and it's really cool to see someone sharing my feelings for nature. I must say, you carried this out with a much more mature and educated voice than I did. I really like the flow of the poem as well; I found myself rereading it under my breath as I wrote this review!

Posted 2 Years Ago


barleygirl

2 Years Ago

This is the ultimate review! I'm honored! I love that you have also written about nature in a spirit.. read more
I agree dear Poet.
"Despite the times I stumble and fall
I’ll someday soar on graceful new wings
in the big outdoors troubles seem small
while miracles trickle forth like springs."
I like the above lines. We would be more solid if we were like nature. Fall and heal. Beautiful poetry dear friend. You know I love the sea and the forest. Thank you for sharing your amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Years Ago


barleygirl

2 Years Ago

There are many aspects of your own writing which have inspired me greatly in the year I've been on t.. read more
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

I enjoyed this one and you are welcome dear friend.
I, being an aesthete can very well understand the magical essence of nature. Nature is my muse, so this write connects to me and talks to me!
Love this whole piece..The outdoors is my bible:- it clearly tells what it means to you. No matter what nature never betrays us !
Wonderful write!
Lovely picture :-)
Manasvini


Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Years Ago

I love the way you've expressed how nature is your muse, too. I used to think I had a pretty simple .. read more
Gorthi Manasvini

2 Years Ago

You are welcome :-)
Communing with nature provides solace and inspiration in these, well, unsettled times. Thank you for sharing your snippets of life and home with us.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Years Ago

This is how I can stay sane in this crazy clusterfuck of a world! Thanks for understanding! (((HUGS).. read more
You unveil the glory of the world so well; the beauty and wonder of life that too few seek out anymore. May you find only more inspiration there in this New Year. (And I love the Big Sur area. Was just back in Monterey last year. Miss the ocean so much.)

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Years Ago

I do feel very blessed to have grown up in this amazing area! I've left a few times, but I always re.. read more
Oh wow amen!
Love this poem too..
And the picture .
I love how you depicted the nature that you view ... sounds and looks so inviting too!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Years Ago

Thank you for enthusiasm as you read my ideas of how nature inspires! I'm glad you stopped by to rea.. read more
Farmgirl

2 Years Ago

It is always a pleasure ! :-)
Loved this line, "trees stand strong even when I am weak/ and serene solitude embraces." because it reminds me how nature has a way of inspiring people in rejuvenation, ideas, and writing.

As I read, I get a feeling of peacefulness. I feel like I'm right there with you enjoying the scenery and feeling refreshed.

Beautiful write.

- Jazz

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Years Ago

Where my computer table is located, I look out upon miles & miles of wilderness. I think, what in th.. read more
Anytime we want to worship in the house of God we need to go no further than outside and marvel at all the beauty and wonder of nature.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Years Ago

Thank you for understanding & really FEELING my message! (((HUGS)))
oh my goodness barley! what a glorious pic ..i am so blessed with friends here that have multi talents such as you ..thanks for sharing just the pic
and your poem ..places me there in mind, heart and spirit ..love those trees that talk the silence .. and i appreciate the wildness start and wild in finishing .. this is beautiful in reading and experiencing ..so well done says i! a safe refuge we all do sorely need ..i am really glad you shared this one ... best to you every moment ;)
E.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Years Ago

I awoke feeling horrible yesterday, pain all over, felt like barfing for hours, etc. Couldn't decide.. read more

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