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Poems from the Porch 16 ~ New Year 2020

Updated on December 31, 2019
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John has many years of writing experience in poetry, short fiction and text for children's books. Basically, he just loves to write.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay | Source

Welcome to the New Year

Well, another Christmas and in fact another year is done. 2019 was a tough one for many of us but we survived it and move on into 2020. Happy New Year to you all! Let's make this the best one yet. If you made resolutions..good luck!

Thanks for visiting the porch, the first for the year. The poems are a little light on but I hope you enjoy them. Just take a seat and relax as we read them together.


"I do not believe that you can't do free verse and yes, you have done it. Free verse allows for much creativity and innovation. So try something on nature. Easy peasy. No rhyme!!



1. uncountable noun

Nature is all the animals, plants, and other things in the world that are not made by people, and all the events and processes that are not caused by people.

The most amazing thing about nature is its infinite variety.

(Collins Dictionary)


I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says 'Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.

— Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Nature ~ the Poem

Nature is all things in the world

Not made or caused by man-

Plants, animals, the landscape,

And products of the Earth.

We need to respect Nature

In all her many forms,

Protect her and work with her

To keep the Earth renewed.

Sometimes called Mother Nature,

Mother Earth or Gaia too.

A nurturing and guiding force

That gave life to us all.

The climate now is changing

Though may not be caused by man.

Fires and flood and record snow

Are worsening every year.

We need to stop polluting,

Hunting, poaching too,

Cease the overuse of fossil fuels,

And change to renewables.

We must get back to Nature,

Be part of her big scheme.

We're all just animals after all,

So, let's regain her trust.

Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay
Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay | Source

Crezyl Joy Villa Sabrido

"Hello John good evening. I just wanted to share to you that I am in love with the moon and I love to look at it every time. I like how the clouds surround it like a masterpiece. So regarding my request, can I ask a poem for the moon?"

Thank you Crezyl. The moon is a very popular subject. I hope you enjoy these couple of poems with a moon theme.

Everyone is a moon and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody

— Mark Twain

Oh What a Wonder is Our Moon

Oh what a wonder is our Moon,

In French, it's known just as "la Lune."

Beneath it lovers kiss and swoon.

It's good to rhyme, even with spoon.

Some famous singers like to croon,

It's the subject of many a tune,

Like Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon."

There is a bird that's called a loon.

A thuggish person's called a goon,

Something that benefits is a boon.

A demolished building's left in ruin,

A cartoon character is a toon.

If I could choose to go their soon

My choice of flight's hot air balloon.

So, let's go to the Moon in June

Providing there is no typhoon.

The Moon, Image by Mystic Art Design from Pixabay
The Moon, Image by Mystic Art Design from Pixabay | Source

The Sun and Moon

Handsome Mr Sun bows eloquently, fare-welling another day,

The star taking leave as dusk’s curtain closes.

Meanwhile, beautiful Miss Moon waits patiently backstage

For her turn as the night’s leading lady.

The Earth’s inhabitants watch like a fan-filled audience

Staring in awe at the flawless celestial performance,

Though they have seen this play many times before

Their standing ovation calls for an encore next morn at dawn.

The production in its infinite season

The cast unchanged since the beginning of time.

Day after day every evening and morning

Repeating the performance we never want to end.

Behind the Scenes

The sun and moon are often depicted as lovers who are destined to never meet. In this poem, they are described as the leading actor and actress in a play, alas still destined to never meet but to light up the stage individually with their brilliance. Sunrise and sunset, day and night.

Bye Now. Don't Forget to Return Next Week

I hope you enjoyed these poems enough to want to visit the porch again next week. If you do you will read poems requested by: Devika Prmic, Liz Westwood, and Ann Carr. Don't forget if you have a request just ask and your wish will be my command. Until then bye-bye.

© 2019 John Hansen


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