Lynn W. Petty

Gold Star - 5,015 Points (3/29/28 / Newport Beach, California)

The Song Of Nature - Poem by Lynn W. Petty

Immersed in a color-wheel of ever-changing,
Undulating light from the setting sun,
I sit silent and motionless upon a footstool hill
At the feet of the great rock-ribbed granite Sierras.
Held firm within this vast panorama of undisturbed geological
Evolution, my eye is led from the valley floor, past dappled
Terrestrial hues and tones of green, gray and brown,
To saw-toothed peaks etched upon a background of gracious,
Deepening empurpled evening sky.
Surrounding me, the cry of the hawk;
The caw of the crow; the lazy hum of bees;
The panpipe song of the birds;
The soft-voiced spatter and splash of the creek;
The gentle brush of breeze, wafting with the scent of sage,
Whispering through the boughs of pines, rustling the trembling
Aspen leaves, all filling the solitude with sound,
Each contributing to the constant, yet never the same,
Gladdening mirth of nature's song.
As an audience of one, in the open theater
Of Being, through sight, sound and smell
I witness the ineffable splendor of nature's
Dance of life.

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Form: Blank Verse


Comments about The Song Of Nature by Lynn W. Petty

  • Bri Edwards (3/6/2016 1:26:00 PM)


    WHAT HAPPENED TO MOST OF LYNN'S POEMS? ? i fear a poem thief has caused a great calamity to befall a fine fellow: Lynn W. Petty!

    well, i read this one already but now shall replace the missing comment i had left, which was fortunately saved in my Postings. good luck replacing poems into PH.

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    beautiful. beautiful. beautiful. the poem and the scenery: sights, sounds, and smells! ! !

    to MyPoemList.

    i would love to have been with the 'speaker', or in his or her place at the feet. but i think it would be not too long before i would want a human voice, either 'in-person', or via phone or email or even a post office-delivered letter or card. [they still deliver i think! ]

    and the title is perfect. much enjoyed! bri ;)

    p.s. i shall share with a friend.
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    and, Lynn, i DID share it and received a lovely comment at my inbox in return from PH poet, retired English professor, and Nature-lover (rolled into one) : Valsa George. she was DELIGHTED with your poem.

    bri :)
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  • Bri Edwards (3/3/2016 11:40:00 AM)


    beautiful. beautiful. beautiful. the poem and the scenery: sights, sounds, and smells! ! !

    to MyPoemList.

    i would love to have been with the 'speaker', or in his or her place at the feet. but i think it would be not too long before i would want a human voice, either 'in-person', or via phone or email or even a post office-delivered letter or card. [they still deliver i think! ]

    and the title is perfect. much enjoyed! bri ;)

    p.s. i shall share with a friend.
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 10, 2016



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