This is a poem I wrote years ago while teaching my students in Oregon about homonyms in a playful way. I always try to instill in them the love and appreciation of nature whenever I find a chance. In combination of both, I came up with this poem.
Nature and I are in Harmony
To that mountain, fixed to the ground
Unchanged, I cave in around to get through.
I stand up to the bully wind, and
Do not wither, I push it away
With my blows until I win.
I blossom with the delicate rose,
I sway by its beauty,
Sending its fragrance everywhere.
I smile back at the moon, orbiting my space
Beaming, spreading around grace.
To the turbulent sea, I wave
Back ignoring its call.
With the generous river, I flow
Not stopping at the bank, but beyond
Its demanding shore.
I rush by the hour; the time
I don’t pass in waste.
I go by the day buzzing with
I fall with the night in the lands
The sun, I rise to shine with
It, faithful and bright.
My life is fun. I know
My roll with every element’s feature.
I live in harmony
©Gainperspectiveblog December 30, 2007