Nature’s Masterpiece


“Under the summer roses
When the flagrant crimson
Lurks in the dusk
Of the wild red leaves,
Love, with little hands,
Comes and touches you
With a thousand memories,
And asks you
Beautiful, unanswerable questions.”

Under The Harvest Moon
Carl Sandburg

Under the canopy tree
Summer day in full light
Art of nature, masterpiece
A child’s questions go unanswered

There are no words
For reason of existence
Just acceptance of
Nature’s beauty

Whether it comes from above
Somewhere, somehow
We all bask in nature’s

©Josslyn Rae Turner
Photo ©Dan Thibodeaux

Here is another summer poem for Tuesday Poetics at dVerse. This week we’re encouraged to find inspiration from another poem about summer. I chose Under The Harvest Moon by Carl Sandburg.

28 thoughts on “Nature’s Masterpiece

  1. Thank you, I really enjoyed reading this and the image is soul-stirring! However, just to play devil’s advocate I’d like to point out that we should avoid turning nature into an artefact; if we do that then we are limiting the set of values that can be applied to nature. What, for example, do we then do about unscenic nature? For example, predation and death are fundamental aspects of nature which afford the continuation of life but we usually find them disturbing and label them as ugly. We have to try to see nature on it’s own terms if we want to fully, and maturely, value it. Thanks again for the post and have a great day 🙂

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