Messages from Mother Nature

Frost leaves chalk marks
on wall and fence, reminders
that last summer did shine:
a punishing sun dug runes
in baked earth,
raised a cloud of dust
that stung our eyes –
maybe we misread the message.

Since then, Nature
has left gentler signs
on falling leaves in nuanced colours
and there is still hope
in blossom and the dancing
leaves of spring.

Kim M. Russell, 18th December 2018

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My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Tuesday Platform

This week Viv has shared poetry by Rupi Kaur – I agree with her about her style being simple yet rich. Viv says it’s chilly in London; it’s dark, dismal and cold up here in North Norfolk too! Frosty, but no snow as yet, which is what has inspired my poem this morning.

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23 thoughts on “Messages from Mother Nature

  1. Ah, I love this seasonal journey and the messages received, both harsh and gentle, in their experience and image. And I really admire the penmanship — it’s such a tightly wound verse, not even a single word wasted in its effect. 🙂

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  2. So beautiful.

    “reminders
    that last summer did shine”

    “Since then, Nature
    has left gentler signs
    on falling leaves in nuanced colours”

    We should have all the hope in the world.

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  3. kaykuala

    Nature comes in with a lot of hints. Guessing what is can be very thrilling. The guessing game makes up for the drab coldness of seasons. Merry Christmas to you, Kim!

    Hank

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