Take Five From Nature: Inspirational Picture-Poems.

Nature speaks, if we will only listen. In the stillness of the night, in the quietness of the heart, a moment here or there, nature brings life's lessons to us in unexpected places--a little fern thriving on the roof top, a lone seagull soaring above the sea of oil spill, the caress of the raindrops on the cheek, the magical cayola of pink and orange at sunset--nature transcends words to speak to the heart. What you ask? It speaks of beauty, of tenacity, of love, of perserverance, of tenderness or of pain. It brings hope, healing and inspiration that only nature can. In its own terms, in its own way--it speaks and it only takes five.

This group of "Take Five from Nature" poems seeks to capture emotions that a single picture brings. And hopefully in doing so, someone, somewhere, somehow will find beauty in these picture-poems, if not in the words, then at least in the stunning pictures provided by another hubber, Jill of all trades (she has killer photography skills).


Bad Boy

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See me,

See me not.

Arms collapsed

Neatly folded on the twig

One bad boy

Just hanging low

Sitting smug, all eyes

Two dots in the world of dots

The world passes…

No time for dots

Or joining them.

Small picture,

Big picture

They escape,

Carried on the strides of

The harried, hurried crowd,.

While I gawk, amongst dewdrops

A world in inversion

A wonder in motion.




Necklace

Beads of gold and crimson

Pearls on extension

Seemingly random

Yet purposeful

Mottled colors

Rise to embrace

Wonder and grace

Juxtaposition of

Exquisite proportion.


Like a necklace around the neck

Magnifying beauty

The wearer transforms

So is beauty worn on the inside.



Caught

Deceit has a name

Beauty in disguise

All decked out like a silky hammock

String across like

laces of comfort, woven

into the silvery dawn of light.


The translucent wings

wedged in the delicate strands

forward, backward, stuck

stark against the tragic blue,

legs grasp in hopeful prayer.


An unsuspecting moment is al it takes

to be

caught.



Sparkle

Amidst the veil of darkness

Sparkles glow from a dewdrop

The brightest, the boldest.

Not the snow globe sitting by your bedside

Forever bliss trapped in glittery snow.

This is nature's globe reflecting

Life as it happens,

Happy, sad, angry, bitter, glad

It doesn't lie, it doesn't fabricate

Naked honesty, just the bare facts.



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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

Voted this hub UP! What gorgeous poetry to match the awesome photography. Delicious!


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ripplemaker 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Such wonderful poetry and photos!!! Thumbs up!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Hello anginwu my friend, WOW! inspirational indeed, in both words and photos.

Voting up across the board.

Good luck in the contest.

Take care, best wishes MM


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gailalovesbijou 4 years ago from Wyomissing, PA

Rich in beautiful images and imagery. So much beauty to take in and to think about. You are so creative! Voted up, interesting, and beautiful. Thank you!


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

Denise Handlon, I appreciate your positive comments. I love your poetry too.


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

ripplemaker, so good to see you and thanks for the thumbs up.


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States

Hi Anginwu! Your creativity is to be commended! Stunning! Voted up, up and away!


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

MM, always a pleasure to hear from you. Thanks for your kind words and yes...best of luck to you too.


V Qisya 4 years ago

Simply great!


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

gailalovesbouja, I truly appreciate your positive feedback. Thanks for reading and voting it up.


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WannaB Writer 4 years ago from Templeton, CA

Beautiful imagery with matching images. Voted up and awesome.


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia

Beautiful...nature and poetry...what a winning combination:)


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

Thanks, Dexter, appreciate your visit and voting it up and up:))


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

Thanks, V Visya, for commenting.

WannaB Writer, appreciate your comments and thanks for voting it up.


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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago

Beautiful poems and great choice of photos. I really like "Bad Boy" and "Sparkle." :)


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Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Fantastic. I love the poems and admire your style of writing. Wonderful presentation. Very well done my Friend. Thanks for sharing. Voted Up and Awesome.

Best Wishes, Kamalesh


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

Thanks, Om, glad you like it. Always happy to hear from you.


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

Kamalesh, thanks for your positive feedback and voting it up.


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

Absolutely, Beautiful. I don't know how I missed this. I wonder if HP shuffle the Hubs about...

Anyway, I enjoyed it. The Necklace is my favourite.

It's nice to see this side of you.

Beautiful Words.


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

Thanks, Lady E, appreciate your positive feedback. As you can see, I'm experimenting with other genres--health is taking a back seat for now.


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jill of alltrades 4 years ago from Philippines

Hi Angeline,

I'm so happy to see that you have shared our work here! I have not been so active in HP lately except during the last few weeks (because of the Patron of the Arts), so I missed seeing this when you first published!

What else can I say but love, love, love it!

Voted up and beautiful!!!


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

Jill, what can I say?--I simply need to showcase your photography skills. I hope to look through our portfolio again when things are more settled and give our project a shot at publishing. I know I'm been so busy. Thanks for dropping by to comment. I totally appreciate it. Have a great day ahead.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

How I do relate to each and every word here;natural and beautiful.

We are so lucky to be surrounded by so much beauty an you have caught it beautifully in this gem.

Take care and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

Thanks, Eiddwen, for your positive comments. I agree we're so lucky to be surrounded by the beauty and wonder of nature. I can sit all day and just soak it all in. Take care and have a good day too.


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia

Beautiful Angeline, thank you for sharing:)


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

Thanks, Beata Stasak.


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miss1magination 4 years ago

Poems require time and effort! great one love them all.


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

missimagination, glad you liked them. I agree that poems require time and effort and a little bit of inspiration. Thanks for your comments.

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