John Clare

(13 July 1793 – 20 May 1864 / Northamptonshire / England)

All Nature Has A Feeling - Poem by John Clare

All nature has a feeling: woods, fields, brooks
Are life eternal: and in silence they
Speak happiness beyond the reach of books;
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Comments about All Nature Has A Feeling by John Clare

  • Guy Stephenson (6/28/2016 4:07:00 AM)


    Summing up the essence of ecology in nine lines, long before the scientific term was invented - well done, John Clare (Report) Reply

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  • Michelle Claus Michelle Claus (9/12/2014 4:16:00 PM)


    Waxing meditative and sage about Mortality, as this poem ultimately does, mitigates its inherent insult. PoemHunter, there is a spelling error three lines from the bottom: *eternal it its stay.* (Report) Reply

  • Stephen W (9/12/2014 9:13:00 AM)


    Why do people offer praise and advice to someone who's been dead for 150 years? Methinks thou overestimate the powers of ye poemhunter.com. (Report) Reply

  • Terry Craddock Terry Craddock (9/12/2014 4:06:00 AM)


    Insightful truth and perception interlace this gem of a poem, loved it 10 :) (Report) Reply

  • Rosalinda Flores Rosevoc (9/12/2014 3:37:00 AM)


    Indeed, how beautiful nature is! (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed Aftab Alam Khursheed (9/12/2014 2:56:00 AM)


    Silence reveals many thing..nature silent whisperer (Report) Reply

  • John Pendrey John Pendrey (4/17/2014 6:23:00 AM)


    There is a misprint. The line should read:

    Its birth was heaven, eternal IS its stay, (Report) Reply

  • Manohar Bhatia Manohar Bhatia (9/12/2013 8:03:00 AM)


    John Clare, a master poet could have decribed Nature more in detail than through a perfunctory few words.I won't sing praise for this poem and at the ame time, I won't disown it.Well done John!
    Manohar Bhatia. (Report) Reply

    Stephen W (9/12/2014 9:10:00 AM)

    Well done indeed! I'm sure you'll improve with more practice: -)

  • Neisha Atkinson (3/13/2013 12:04:00 PM)


    well done! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Clare This poem gives me a sense of appreciation towards nature :) (Report) Reply

  • Jide Pounds Ibitoye Jide Pounds Ibitoye (9/12/2012 1:23:00 PM)


    this poem adds life to nature, so little in lines, so vast in expression.. (Report) Reply

  • Arturs Lusis (9/12/2012 2:48:00 AM)


    there's a mistake - 'Its birth was heaven, eternal IS its stay' (Report) Reply

  • Arturs Lusis (9/12/2012 2:47:00 AM)


    there's a mistake - 'Its birth was heaven, eternal IS its stay' (Report) Reply

  • Noreen Fonseca (9/12/2011 3:56:00 PM)


    A well written poem is in the eyes of the reader... well done: -) (Report) Reply

  • Ian Fraser (9/14/2010 8:18:00 AM)


    This is not one of Clare's best poems. He is much better when describing nature in detail rather than trying to be Wordsworthian and philosophizing. Some of these descriptions, like 'Little Trotty Wagtail', for example are delightful, humorous and exact. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A Ramesh T A (9/12/2010 2:23:00 AM)


    His praise of Nature is really overwhelming the heart! (Report) Reply

  • Enitan Onikoyi (9/12/2009 5:17:00 PM)


    The beauty of nature, its glory untold.
    Its birth and death, goes on and on.
    Unending life, not just like man.

    Thanks John, you brought the work of nature into my life tonight. (Report) Reply

  • Michael Pruchnicki (9/12/2009 2:06:00 PM)


    Anyone recognize this gem?

    our years seem darkened to a church for you
    in which your face alone shines through
    the air is thick with the remembered scent of you

    Is it 'flowery, cloudy (sic) nonsense'? (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Straw Kevin Straw (9/12/2009 7:25:00 AM)


    Flowery, cloudy, nonsense. Clare can do much better. (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Poewhit (9/12/2009 6:58:00 AM)


    CLARA - seems to be hearing things of truths and reality's in the wilds of life. Telling of gentle things surrounding our reality. {{ Surely a vintage poem }} (Report) Reply

  • Elike Ikechukwu (10/26/2008 3:59:00 AM)


    I don't just like the message, i love the entire composition. The meaning is like a summer morning, the lines flow like tide and it stays like blood in my vein. (Report) Reply










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