David Wood

Gold Star - 12,216 Points (07 April 1950 / London)

Innocence – Terza Rima - Poem by David Wood

My only advice is teach the child nature
To see the face of God in a flower
And look with love on every creature

To love trees their canopy a tall tower
And that every season has a reason
Then teach nature’s awesome power

And admire the poppy a delicate crimson
To see the whole world through tiny seeds
That form buds early in Spring’s season

And to know the plants from the weeds
Hear a Nightingale sing in the wood
To marvel at the variety of animal breeds

Feel the rain in your face under your hood
And not to get angry in the wind and wet
Then you will know nature as you should

Teach the child nature and it will be an asset
To keep that innocence and you’ll not regret

Topic(s) of this poem: innocence

Form: Terza Rima


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Kids today never lift their noses from their computer screens and parents never take them to visit the countryside. How will kids learn about nature and wildlife?

Comments about Innocence – Terza Rima by David Wood

  • Amitava Sur (10/4/2015 1:22:00 PM)


    A lovely message is given specially to the parents to guide their children in right direction what will help them to lead a much better life in future. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • Pamela Sinicrope (9/21/2015 2:13:00 PM)


    There is always a competition between nature and electronics with today's kids. As a mother of three boys, I have tried to give them opportunity to enjoy nature, and it abounds here in Minnesota. When they were little I would take them on nature walks, where we would collect leaves and interesting things we would find. They do the same when we are at the beach, finding sand crabs, shark eggs, and shells. They used to spend hours digging up bugs and worms in the ground...and my son once brought me a squeaking baby rabbit, after its home had been upended by a dog. There is ALWAYS a struggle here, where once it was never an issue. Thanks for your poem! (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (9/19/2015 1:55:00 PM)


    I know that I passed my love of and awe for nature on to my kids. It is one of my few life's accomplishments (Report) Reply

  • Sanjukta Nag (9/19/2015 10:54:00 AM)


    Absolutely... modern generation isn't familiar with nature and its beauty. materialistic life is swallowing their innocence.
    wise thought presented with wonderful imagery. great write. thank you.
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/19/2015 5:18:00 AM)


    Wonderful imagery.Great write. Of course nature should be enjoyed by both kidies and parents. The introduction of the poem is so high and appropriate. Thanks for posting such intensive poem. ...... 10 (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/19/2015 5:07:00 AM)


    Wonderful imagery. A great write. Of course nature should be enjoyed by both the kids and parents. Introduction of the poem is so high and appropiate. Thanks for posting such inteensive poem. .....10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 19, 2015



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