Observations in Nature

Observations in Nature

A Poem by cassandra violet
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A list of things I sometimes wish I was, and then what I'd sacrifice them all to be.

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Why don’t people ask the humming bird why it sings?

 

Why don’t people question a bee as it bounces on blossoms?

 

Would you wonder why a squirrel gathers acorns for the winter?

 

Or a bear as it feasts in preparation for hibernation?

 

Would you implore a rainstorm, demanding to know why drops of water fall like thunder?

 

Would you dare to ask a sunset why its colors dance about the sky in soft, shinning pastels?

 

I wish I were a humming bird

So I could sing loud words as I walk down streets

And for a moment not care what others think.

 

I long to be a bee, plowing in my garden,

Again and again until I had a basket full of fruits

Gathered to the music of bird’s tunes.

 

I beg to be a squirrel so I could twirl with the leaves of trees

And carelessly gather nature’s fruitful wonders

In a cool summer breeze.

 

My body desires to be a bear

So I could escape to where silence rung

And the winds sung

In quiet isolation.

 

If only I were a rainstorm, so my rage could cleanse my soul

And my thunder could patrol the Earth

Striking lightning with mirth

As it sunk into the dirt.

 

But despite all of these,

I’d give them up to be a sunset

So I could watch people forget darkness

As they marveled at my beauty and oh!

What a perfect duty that would be,

To set souls soaring and free

Like how my mind seeks in my dreams

Every night as I fall asleep.

© 2010 cassandra violet


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Sunsets are one of the great gifts of nature, I often admire the beauty painted in the skies. I enjoyed the questions at the beginning, it made me feel personally involved in this poem.

Posted 10 Years Ago


I've noticed you're very focused on nature. I love that you're more in tune with it. Beautiful.

Posted 10 Years Ago


Very insightful! Very beautiful....Inspiring

Posted 11 Years Ago


Another marvelous work! You capture the essence of all things of which you write so eloquently! :)

Posted 11 Years Ago


Wow very insightful piece I’ve ask myself that very same of many questions and it never fails to amaze me what I see. Great job on such an excellent write.

Posted 11 Years Ago


Your words are filled with wisdom. Life is simple. Need a place to eat and rest. Need a job to survive. Everything else should be a wild and fun field trip. Animals take what they need. They know when to celebrate and when to run. I like the purpose and reason for this poem. A very good ending to a outstanding poem. Thank you.
Coyote

Posted 11 Years Ago


this was vivid and very cool, such brilliant images and stories of nature in this amazing write. i just loved this, it was so very good!
though in answer to your questions, i suppose people only didn't ask because they've seen it so many times, so they figure "that's the natural order". and if you asked people then, you'd be a philosopher. lol XD
"But despite all of these,
I’d give them up to be a sunset
So I could watch people forget darkness
As they marveled at my beauty and oh!
What a perfect duty that would be,
To set souls soaring and free
Like how my mind seeks in my dreams
Every night as I fall asleep."
wonderful! personally i would want to be a sunrise, the bringer of hope and power anew for the ones who worried if they would ever see the dawn again.
brilliantly written!

Posted 11 Years Ago


A nice set of observations, poetically and skillfully expressed, connecting nature and the human spirit.

Posted 11 Years Ago


I love this, I have said it before, but your detail is exceptional love! You give elements to your work character that moves the reader :) Amazing love!
xx

Posted 11 Years Ago


Beautifully written Cassandra, fabulous personification and you have a visionary style which lets us see what you see :)

Posted 11 Years Ago



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