Francis Duggan

A Song Of Nature - Poem by Francis Duggan

From documentary films of Nature on T V
What the camera shows us we only can see
We can't smell the surroundings and we can't smell the air
And we still can only imagine what life is like there

Film footage of flora and fauna on T V they show
But there's far more to Nature than you or I know
Of since Nature only some things of herself with us share
Of her best kept secrets we'll never be aware.

The surface water makes it's own track down the hill
To the drain that takes it to the river or rill
Not a thing to marvel at you well might agree
Still there is more to Nature than our eyes can see.

The Goddess of Nature I sense all around
Her billions of insects that crawl on the ground
The sweet songs of her birds on her every bush and tree
And the babbling sound of her river ever flowing to the sea.

I too came from Nature and to her I belong
And my span of time brief like the words of this song
The end for us all never that far away
And each day we live nearer to our last day.

The sweet scents of Nature a sensual delight
And it is about Nature I do love to write
And though the things of great beauty are the quickest to die
In centuries from now larks will sing as they fly.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 5, 2008

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