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Sonnet 81: On Nature

If you go down to the woods and listen
At the sound of nature all around you
To the Lark and humble cricket glisten
As the sun awakens the morning dew.

You will hear the most amazing sound
Of bird song and crickets in the warm breeze
And see squirrels coming from all around
And hear the wind rustling through the trees.

Cuckoo’s can be heard in the morning air
Woodpeckers hammering away all day
A brace of roe deer make a perfect pair
As they both run and skip and jump and play.

Nature’s wonder is beauty to behold
To behold this beauty is worth more than gold.

Submitted: Monday, August 19, 2013
Edited: Monday, August 19, 2013


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  • Joan Smith (8/22/2013 4:47:00 AM)

    Thats a perfect summary. Well categorised David. js

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  • Heather Wilkins (8/21/2013 10:48:00 PM)

    a lovely sonnet on nature filled with good imagery. natures wonder is beauty to behold so true

  • Valerie Dohren (8/21/2013 9:14:00 AM)

    Lovely description of nature - an enjoyable read.

  • Hazel Durham (8/20/2013 5:55:00 PM)

    I loved reading this poem you have expressed so beautifully nature's wonder!

  • Shahzia Batool (8/20/2013 11:33:00 AM)

    Nature’s wonder is beauty to behold
    To behold this beauty is worth more than gold.

    beautiful sonnet indeed! though it's quite unfortunate that we have left staying connected to nature in a physical and practical way, but these poems and sonnets connect us in their own manner! ! !

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (8/20/2013 10:38:00 AM)

    Lovely poem A lovely touch of WW style in relation to nature A nature poem and the sound of Nature very beautiful poem Mr.David Thats your classic and command on sonnets Hope even better than this though this is the high grade poem thank you

  • Kavya . (8/20/2013 7:15:00 AM)

    wat an amazing poem Sir............u write Sonnets so easily and effortlessly............enjoyed reading...........and yes the last two lines are so true!

  • Ramesh Rai (8/19/2013 9:12:00 PM)

    To behold this beauty is worth more
    than gold.
    beautiful write.

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (8/19/2013 6:50:00 PM)

    Nature’s wonder is beauty to behold
    You captured that beauty through all the activity that goes on around. Birds, crickets, deer, and squirrels, all their movements and calls are real wonders to note. Thank you for bringing together in this beautiful poem.

  • Chandini Jaswal (8/19/2013 11:29:00 AM)

    Uncle David,
    A very soft poem indeed

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