Tread Softly Here

Sue Vincent’s #photoprompt

Tread softly here,
The velvety carpet of Mother Nature
Is waiting to welcome those
Who value her exquisite art.

Wind whispers to leaves:
“Fall gently, don’t ruin the spread
Mingle in its violet hues
To enhance ethereal beauty.”

Squirrels watch spellbound
Slowly they descend from branches
Savoring the magic of serenity
Hearing the song of spring.

What an enchanting feast
For butterflies and bees
Who dance with delight
To get intoxicated in sunlight.
© Balroop Singh

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51 thoughts on “Tread Softly Here

  1. Indeed, if we can appreciate what nature offers, we don’t need many man made things. Nature is a great wonder and a provider.

  2. Nature is the best gift of god. I would rather say, nature is god. You have beautifully portrayed the beauty of it, Balroop. I hope you are keeping well.

      1. Ah, bluebells are something special… a blue/purple mist rising underneath the spring green of the trees and the air filled with the fragrance of heaven.

  3. Balroop, an enchanting song to the beautiful bluebells. We have a season where some
    Parks have Bluebell walk days. We don’t tread on the precious flower,
    just stand in awe.
    I particularly love your last stanza.


    1. Thanks for your lovely words Miriam, who can tread on such beautiful flowers! I would walk softly even around them, to savor their beauty slowly.

  4. Hi Balroop, I am not sure whether you intentionally used words beginning in “s” especially the lines beginning with “Squirrels.” Do you read your words out loud to yourself as you are creating poetry? This poem is very soothing. A beautiful poem capturing all that is Mother Nature in this photo.🙂

    1. Thank you for your encouragement Erica. Most of my poetry is written in images, with alliteration and assonance – two literary devices used intentionally. I am delighted that you noticed the sounds of syllables. Love and distancing hugs. Stay safe. 🙂

  5. Beautiful poem, Balroop, especially for these uncertain times. I am reveling in nature and enjoying blue skies and sunshine when we have it. These seem to lift the mood and spirits. Hope you are well and safe.

      1. All is well, Balroop, and yes, I stepped away for over a year! 🙂 I can’t believe it’s been that long. But I may return, just working on balancing everything while adding blogging again. That’s the challenge. Anyway, good to see you and I’ll be back soon. Stay safe!

  6. Balroop, I left a comment a week ago and now realize that there was something wrong with my WordPress i.d. stuff. Sigh. But I want you to know how much I enjoyed this poem. It is sweet but it also holds a warning from mother nature herself. I think we’re listening more carefully now. Hugs.

  7. This is such an uplifting poem, Balroop. I like how you described Mother Nature as exquisite art. That is so true. The slightest movements and whispers of leaves can set our minds wondering to a peaceful reality even if it’s for a moment. Love the phrase ‘intoxicated in sunlight’ Sunlight is so powerful – it is what plants need to grow and grow tall and upwards. It is a beacon of light that lights up the entire world everyday so we can see the beauty around us. Sunlight also has such a profound impact on our emotions – a bit of sunlight on a cloudy day can change our mood completely. Very well written as usual. Take care 🙂

    1. It is so nice to see you Mabel. I hope you are doing well. Love your in-depth analysis of my poem, spring all around us, a sure reminder that Mother Nature is smiling despite her gloomy mood. Thank you for sharing your thoughts dear friend. Stay safe. 🤗

  8. It has been raining a lot lately, so I really enjoyed the line, “To get intoxicated in sunlight.” It made me feel warm. Thanks for the lovely poem.

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