Salamander...... [Nature; A Salamander (Of Course!) : Confronting Nature; Almost Short]
Among damp leaves, in our front yard,
a spotted salamander lies.
A nest of eggs it does guard....
from bugs and other eyes.
Its solitude I just have jarred.
I think for both it was a surprise.
With my finger I feel its skin;
it is cool, and still as a smooth stone.
To harm its nest would be a sin,
but I take a photo with my phone.
Then over my face there comes a grin.
I step back, leaving it alone.
What other wonders are there hid
from unseeing eyes of Man?
Though I've seen a lot since I was a kid,
if I try harder I know I can....
see much more by lifting the lid....
which covers Mother Nature's span.
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Poet's Notes about The Poem
just moved from and i think i did find a nest a few years ago. that
is where i lived when i wrote this.
john westlake thinks 'prying eyes' would be better than 'other eyes' and i'm inclined to agree with him, but 'other' is staying. :)
though i can never look at nature and assume it was created by a god, it is easy to see why many people cite 'nature's wonders' as evidence of God. AND to think that i can come up with this poem is also amazing but i still don't believe in God or Heaven, but DON'T tell God that!
i wrote this in Feb. but just revised it in May; it is even better now! bri edwards
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