John Clare

(13 July 1793 – 20 May 1864 / Northamptonshire / England)

All Nature Has A Feeling - Poem by John Clare

All nature has a feeling: woods, fields, brooks
Are life eternal: and in silence they
Speak happiness beyond the reach of books;
There's nothing mortal in them; their decay
Is the green life of change; to pass away
And come again in blooms revivified.
Its birth was heaven, eternal it its stay,
And with the sun and moon shall still abide
Beneath their day and night and heaven wide.

Comments about All Nature Has A Feeling by John Clare

  • (8/21/2017 3:06:00 AM)

    how john clare describes the magnificent of mother nature is beautiful and inspiring (Report) Reply

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  • Tapan M. Saren (4/15/2017 6:31:00 AM)

    Nature is immortal and this truth is emphasised here.. (Report) Reply

  • Kathy Van Kurin (2/16/2017 6:08:00 PM)

    All nature has a feeling
    John Clare,
    The beauty of nature does seem to have a voice. I many times have sat in solitude and felt the companionship of God's creation. If a person wants to be open to God's voice this a wonderful opportunity to do so. You painted a picture of the reality of our hearts and minds dancing in creative vision in this lovely piece! Blessings to you..............Kathy
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  • Linet Sabastian (11/27/2016 9:29:00 PM)

    Nicely written. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (11/27/2016 9:49:00 AM)

    All Nature Has A Feeling
    Our own lives, not very much different from nature. Like in nature we do experience every good as well as every bad, so to say. Excellent write with a profound meaning underneath. hanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Is It Poetry (11/27/2016 9:03:00 AM)

    A quick read
    from life to death.. iip
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  • Muzahidul Reza (11/27/2016 5:31:00 AM)

    All nature has a feeling: woods, fields, brooks
    Are life eternal: and in silence they
    full of wisdom
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  • Indira Renganathan (11/27/2016 4:31:00 AM)

    Yes Nature has a feeling because she too is living with us....
    Beneath their day and night and heaven wide....very captivating- 10++
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/27/2016 3:40:00 AM)

    All nature has feelings! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (11/27/2016 1:54:00 AM)

    Really an outstanding poem celebrating nature and its recurring beauty. Thanks. I quote:
    Is the green life of change; to pass away
    And come again in blooms revivified.
    (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (11/27/2016 1:54:00 AM)

    Wonderful piece.......
    Thanks for sharing.....
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  • Earnest Gatuma (11/4/2016 7:16:00 AM)

    What a legendary piece of loved it. (Report) Reply

  • (6/28/2016 4:07:00 AM)

    Summing up the essence of ecology in nine lines, long before the scientific term was invented - well done, John Clare (Report) Reply

  • Michelle Claus (9/12/2014 4:16:00 PM)

    Waxing meditative and sage about Mortality, as this poem ultimately does, mitigates its inherent insult. PoemHunter, there is a spelling error three lines from the bottom: *eternal it its stay.* (Report) Reply

  • (9/12/2014 9:13:00 AM)

    Why do people offer praise and advice to someone who's been dead for 150 years? Methinks thou overestimate the powers of ye (Report) Reply

  • Terry Craddock (9/12/2014 4:06:00 AM)

    Insightful truth and perception interlace this gem of a poem, loved it 10 :) (Report) Reply

  • (9/12/2014 3:37:00 AM)

    Indeed, how beautiful nature is! (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (9/12/2014 2:56:00 AM)

    Silence reveals many thing..nature silent whisperer (Report) Reply

  • John Pendrey (4/17/2014 6:23:00 AM)

    There is a misprint. The line should read:

    Its birth was heaven, eternal IS its stay,
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  • Manohar Bhatia (9/12/2013 8:03:00 AM)

    John Clare, a master poet could have decribed Nature more in detail than through a perfunctory few words.I won't sing praise for this poem and at the ame time, I won't disown it.Well done John!
    Manohar Bhatia.
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    Stephen W (9/12/2014 9:10:00 AM)

    Well done indeed! I'm sure you'll improve with more practice: -)

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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