letter n

N is for nature. I love nature! I tend to think clearer when I’m outside breathing in the fresh air looking at a landscape of trees and watching a variety of birds fly by. I enjoy reading poetry and have come across many poems that were inspired by nature. For today’s post, I will list some of my favorites. Do you have a favorite?


Robert Frost – Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf,
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day
Nothing gold can stay.

Emily Dickenson- “Nature” Is What We See

“Nature” is what we see—
The Hill—the Afternoon—
Squirrel—Eclipse— the Bumble bee—
Nay—Nature is Heaven—
Nature is what we hear—
The Bobolink—the Sea—
Thunder—the Cricket—
Nay—Nature is Harmony—
Nature is what we know—
Yet have no art to say—
So impotent Our Wisdom is
To her Simplicity.

E.E. Cummings- Spring is Like a Perhaps Hand

Spring is like a perhaps hand
(which comes carefully
out of Nowhere)arranging
a window,into which people look(while
people stare
arranging and changing placing
carefully there a strange
thing and a known thing here)and

changing everything carefully

spring is like a perhaps
Hand in a window
(carefully to
and fro moving New and
Old things,while
people stare carefully
moving a perhaps
fraction of flower here placing
an inch of air there)and
without breaking anything.


Filed under A to Z, writer's life, writers, Writing

5 responses to “NATURE INSPIRED

  1. Love your poem choices. I don’t have a favorite, as I don’t read poetry that often. Although I always loved Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein. Great post! If you have time, and want to, you can check out my N post.

    • Maribeth

      This comment was in my spam. I’m sorry. I love Shel Silverstein as well. Thank you for stopping by. I will pop over to your blog. 🙂

  2. I’m the same, I love being outdoors. I start every day with a hike and it’s a wonderful way to get outdoors and get some fresh air. I loved the first poem by Robert Frost, it’s beautiful and so simple.

    Good luck with the rest of A to Z by the way 🙂

    • Maribeth

      Nothing Gold Can Stay has been my favorite poem since I was a teenager. A hike everyday sounds awesome. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope to see you again. 🙂

  3. I’m a Robert Frost fan myself. I love the poem of his that you included in your post. Nature is truly a wonderful inspiration!

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