She Watched…

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Sue Vincent’s #writephoto

When morning mist allured us
And we sprinted to meet each other
To play summer games
When we were in no mood
To admire the pink sky
And sit for a while.

We, the children of the wild
No dreams could distract us
No fears touched us
Our only realm – the moor
Our only love – the games
Those were the days!

Days of ardent alacrity
When delight filled our hearts
And magic of wind was all around
When branches danced with us
Wind sang our favorite tunes
Birds watched in delight!

And now… we watch from our windows
Mother Nature has banished everyone
She doesn’t recognize even those who love her
She needs her own time, to rest
To rejuvenate
Another reminder: We live at her mercy.
© Balroop Singh March, 2020

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Blessings from Mother Nature!!!

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As a child, I would often skip on the dusty paths, sit under my favorite tree and find great delight in the cooing of doves. Though a city bred child, I was always charmed by the countryside.

The breeze seemed so welcoming, the rain so fulfilling and running under the dripping trees, an adventure!

Following the ducks till they jumped into the pond to defeat our ventures of catching them was our pet past time! The simple joys that nature presented could be felt even at that tender age.

Mother Nature is more than just a mother! She makes us perceptive, patient and perseverant. The lessons we learn in her lap are more profound than modern research results.

“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.” ― John Lubbock

there-is-no-app-for-this-nature-quote A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION

Nature inspires us to co-exist peacefully. It provides for all the organisms yet it has linked them in an amazing way. The life of seeds and animals and human beings intermingles in such a way that they depend on each other yet can thrive on their own.

CHANGE AND ADAPT

Seasons change, flowers bloom, spread their glory for a while and wither, trees shed their leaves, rivers change their course, the law of nature is…accept change and flow with the current. The setting sun leaves a message of hope for us…a new dawn.

CONTENTMENT AND SERENITY

The soothing effect of winter landscape, the healing touch of lush green meadows, the harmony of sunshine and clouds, playing hide and seek, the mesmerizing effect of slow falling rain are the natural lessons we learn from nature.

SPREAD HAPPINESS

Have you ever looked at the flowers, tossing their heads as if beckoning us to their side to share the smiles, the radiance and the colors they can lend to our gloomy days? We just need a discerning eye to pick up that message.

BE PATIENT

Have you noticed the pace of nature? The slow sprouting seeds, blooming of trees, the forming of fruits, the gentle entry of fall…all give us a lesson that if we wait patiently, all works well.

SOFT MUSIC

The first sounds of music come from Mother Nature… the whispering pines, the rustling of leaves, the waters gushing down the cascading streams, the gurgling waterfalls and myriad other sounds define real music. “The earth has music for those who listen.” ― George Santayana

SOOTHING TOUCH

The snow covered peaks, the winter sunshine, the first drops of rain, the dewdrops on the grass, the star studded sky, the moonlight streaming through the trees…they release you from all the anxieties and dilemmas. They are nature’s antidotes to ease our pain.

“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” ― Rachel Carson

Do you like Nature? What has it taught you? You are welcome to share your thoughts on this page.

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