I know that nature does my heart good, but despite this I often find that days go by without me making time to connect with nature. So this month I’ve made myself a promise … to spend time in nature each week and to record my experiences in words and pictures. I plan to post my musings on this blog, and to learn more about blogging in the process.
Nature doesn’t have to be far away … this poem was inspired by a bed of Nasturtiums just outside our back door …
A gaudy tumble of red-orange-yellow
has been demanding my attention
these spring-into-summer weeks.
Today I settle down to listen …
Warm, sociable, optimistic – they reach out,
dive through my gaze,
deep into my belly.
And there they leap like flames,
consuming and transmuting
leftover winter dullness
into full-blown gladness.
A bank of leaves, like verdant satellite dishes,
tracks and collects source energy.
Then, abracadabra! The alchemy of light-working
transmutes the shower of sunlight
into grounded, skyward-turning
expressions of exuberance.
The flowers of the field
are joy made visible.