Beauty of Nature Poem

Nature's Soothing Appeal

It's such a fast-paced world. Still I find it worthwhile and refreshing to spare little moments during the day to ponder nature's beauty around me. That's what inspired this. I hope you enjoy it.

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A Still Moment

© more by Abimbola T. Alabi

Published: October 2018

Take a moment.
Put the worries behind.
Take in the beauty around.
Let it relax your mind.

Watch the golden glow
Of the rising morning sun.
Embrace the peaceful aura
Of the break of dawn.

Savor the soft caress
Of the gently moving breeze.
Listen to its nifty tune
Among the swaying trees.

Enjoy the lovely scene
Of a floating butterfly.
Graceful flight and happy tweets
Of a bird perched up high.

Peruse the evening sky
In its dazzling splendor.
The wide and open pallet
Merging shapes and colors.

Relish the loving sight
Of children having fun,
Skipping feet and carefree voices
Under the setting sun.

Spare a still moment
Every once in a while.
Take in the beauty around.
Take it in with a smile.

Interview with Top Poet A.T. Alabi

  • What makes this poem one of your favorites?
    It reminds me that there is beauty all around. Then, someone's comment on the poem is one of the greatest gifts I ever got. I once prayed to God to help me be a calming presence in a noisy world. I just didn’t think the answer could come through a poem. I’m grateful for the person who took the time to share a special comment with me. To everyone who spares the time to leave a comment, it means a lot.
  • Where is your favorite place to be in nature, and how has nature influenced your writing?
    I love when I get to catch spectacular sunsets on quiet evenings or sit under starlit nights. It doesn't really matter where, as long as I can put my phone aside and lean into the serenity. "Be still and know that I am God" - it's one of the best things I'm learning to do. In those moments, I gain perspective, patience, and peace.
  • You share a lot of great advice in your poetry. What is one of the most important lessons you've learned in life that you would share with others?
    Well, I guess that is best summarized in the poem "Perceptions". It’s all about how we misjudge people because we quickly jump to conclusions about them.
  • What is your favorite experience that has resulted from being published on Family Friend Poems?
    I once got an unexpected message from a classmate. After we graduated, he left for the UK. Last I heard, he was in Germany. We hadn't spoken in a long time. He got in touch out of the blue, asking if I was the author of a poem. He said he had been thinking of his mum who was in Nigeria, wanted to appreciate her but just couldn't find the right words. After a while he decided to check online and stumbled on "When I Think About My Mum". Looking at the author's name, he couldn't help but wonder if it was his old pal from the university. I affirmed and then he thanked me for penning down the jumbled thoughts that in that moment, he had found hard to convey. We had reconnected; it was amazing.

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Has this poem touched you? Share your story!
  • Indrani Kalita by Indrani Kalita
  • 1 year ago

The journey of the poem makes me feel that we are surrounded by glorious beauty of nature, but still we hardly feel it as we keep ourselves so engaged in the hectic, materialistic life to make a new heaven of luxury that does not have match with the heaven of nature.

  • Sophie Kamal by Sophie Kamal, India
  • 1 year ago

I’m remembering my childhood times and now comparing them with my adult life. It’s quite different. When I was a child, morning gave me a great pleasure, and I felt like a butterfly. Now early morning gives me some kind of freshness and positive energy but not like the pleasure at the early time of my childhood. I miss something left behind. I’m searching for the meaning of life.

  • Lee, Seung-ah by Lee, Seung-ah
  • 2 years ago

Truly beautiful. It describes the morning and evening sight that I see every day. Feel so grateful that somebody expressed it so perfectly!

  • Sashreek Satapathy by Sashreek Satapathy
  • 2 years ago

I feel like it's a beautiful morning. It began with a lot of positive energy and happy feelings.This poem makes me feel fresh, even if I read it in between a lot of stress. I feel like it is going to start a good day ahead. Its calmness has the power to bring a smile to my face anytime.

  • Sharron Lazechko by Sharron Lazechko
  • 3 years ago

Truly a wondrous work of artistic verse. You have placed on paper with a pen what an artist of watercolor paints on canvas. Truly a beautiful piece of art in words.

  • Etude Renol by Etude Renol
  • 3 years ago

This makes me feel the opposite of what I feel when I need to finish my hours of homework. This poem is a work of art that makes you feel so centered and calm. If this poem was my stuffed animal, unlike the rest of mine, stuffed under my bed, this one would be the one I actually slept with. When you're 10, there are not many poems you can even finish reading! This one got the honor. Words to describe this poem: Exquisite, calming, beauty, creativity, and calmness in one morsel.

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