Day 22- Poet’s Billow Challenge: Nature’s cinematography

As a tribute to Earth day and in honor of the earth, write a nature poem. I’ve chosen to draw from a small glimpse of my hiking experiences.

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 Blyde River – South Africa : Chevvy8

The thudding of my heart

against the soundproof silence,

alone with each thought,

then, just breathing you in.

 

Entering a stretch of forest,

where the lighting of the sun-

beamed, as if stage-managed,

spotlights on verdant green.

 

A remote trickling, bubbling-

beneath rampant rambling,

of green celebrity carpets,

tree-shaded, in all shades.

 

Jungled tendrils, looping-

an acrobat’s rope, poised-

for a daring display to absorb me,

take my breath away!

 

Mist converging – in descent

until I’m wrapped and cuddled,

in my private whole new world,

the sheer isolation, crowding me.

 

As I emerge from paradise doors,

I look down from the mountain,

applauding set design and craft,

a mere slice of your production.

 

Why then would we choose

to hide behind shutters,

shunning the light in rebuff

of nature’s mysterious magic?

 

Dare we compete in creation-

automated,mechanical worlds,

artificial intelligence and robots

for the Oscar-nominated prize?

 

 

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