Beauty of Nature Poem

I wrote this poem over 50 years ago. It was the beginning of a long, rewarding writing career. At 93, it is still my favorite poem.

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Vivid view of the wonders of nature with a rhythmic flow as it's spoken. This work is timeless and will be just as potent 50 years from today.

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I Love A Lonely Winding Road

© more by Alora M. Knight

Published: November 2014

I love a lonely winding road
That takes me where I cannot see
Until each softly rounded hill
Reveals its landscaped mystery.
Where nature's stage creates the plot,
What ever the scene may be.

I love the crocus call in spring,
The first to wake from winter's sleep.
Translucent bits of ivory joy,
So patient under snow banks deep,
'Til they can lift each star like face
And proudly nature's rhythm keep.

I love the fiery autumn hues,
Too harsh to bear in gentle spring
But welcomed by the strident wind
That makes the mighty pine tree sing,
Freeing the crimson leaves that dance
Like bright birds, high on wing.

I love the wonders of this world,
The secrets nature guards so well
From those who have no time to spend,
Who will not lift the ocean's shell
And listen to the murmured tale
That each one has to tell.

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  • James W. Young by James W. Young
  • 3 days ago

Vivid view of the wonders of nature with a rhythmic flow as it's spoken.
This work is timeless and will be just as potent 50 years from today.

  • Delia Marheineke by Delia Marheineke, London, England
  • 2 years ago

This is a beautifully well-structured poem. I love the rhyming scheme and appropriate choice of words that really evoke for me the wonders of nature. Also, the poem invites the reader to go exploring both in the imagination and in reality, much as my granddaughter does when she goes orienteering with the guides in the forest and countryside.

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