Appreciating Life

A comparison of two nature poems


Have you ever stopped to appreciate the beauty that is in nature? Have you ever questioned why things are the way they are? Two poems I've read really make you stop and think. "When It Is Snowing," by Siv Cedering, and "Poppies," by Roy Scheele, make a person stop and think of the beauty of nature and leave you with more questions than you had when you first looked.


In conclusion, I believe both poems describe a simple beauty that a person needs to stop if they are going to notice. You might miss a bird in your backyard if you don't see the color stand out. You might miss the flowers filled with light if you aren't stopping to look closely or notice their swaying motion. Both short poems give clear pictures of the beauty that nature contains, if only we stop once in a while to pay attention.