Nature In Poetry
By Jose Ramos
Take Me Away
For once I don't want a steaming cup of coffee
and hear the clomp clomp of my boss' high heels
for once in my life I want to be taken away
to the rivers and mountains on my four wheels
where the birds chirp all day long
and the whole place is carpeted with green
where fresh milk and curd comes from the cows
and no technology can be heard or seen
just the clouds, the river, the mountains and the sun
and at night beneath the countless stars I shall sleep
in the morning the sun will kiss my face
I will belong to a place where no one but silence speaks
so take me away to the mountains today
for inside these four walls I can no longer stay
Published: Feb 2009
CAPTION- This author of this poem uses nature as a mean of escape. He does this to show that nature can help in any situation because of its shear beauty. At first the poem is fully about the office life and how oppressive it can be. The bland nature of the office is expressed by the imagery of the bosses shoes and the coffee. Later, the poem tells of the great beauty of the open nature. The beauty is expressed by the use of vibrant images and literary elements. An example of this is when the author states, " In the morning, the sun will kiss my face." This personification is used to express the feeling of the sun and how it can take you away. Another example is when the author states," no technology can be heard or seen just the clouds, the river, the mountains and the sun and at night beneath the countless stars I shall sleep". Sam uses this imagery to show how much better nature can truly be compared to the office.
My Wooded World
As a child, I would sit and ponder,
at the wooded areas, for their beauty relaxed me.
The sway of the branches and whistling of the winds,
as if they were calling my name.
Then as I grew older, they were my retreat,
for the woods became my own world.
A world full of imagination, creativity,
resourcefulness, as well as inspiration.
I loved my domain, for no problems were too great,
the woods protected me from everything.
The branches would open as to hold me.
The animals, in their busy ways, stopped to welcome me.
It was this place, my wooded world, that I lived for.
It is that place that beckons me now.
For it was only there, in them woods, I felt truly free.
As free as I would feel when your love would surround me.
© Sheila Visingardi
Published: Feb 2006
CAPTION- In this poem, the author uses great imagery and literary elements. Throughout the entire poem, the author speaks of the great beauty of the nature in the woods. The theme does not shift very much at all. An example of the authors use of imagery would be when he states," The branches would open as to hold me." He uses this personification to show the security that he felt in the woods. Another example would be when he states,"The sway of the branches and whistling of the winds,as if they were calling my name." He uses this personification to express the flow the nature has that can be so soothing.
March 21, 2009
This work of art expresses the beauty of nature. This is central theme is expressed through the use of warm colors and leading lines. The warm colors make the viewer feel calm and relaxed and the leading line of the suns reflection on the water, leads to the sun. This adds to the warm feeling.
Student Poem- The Creek
But when you are living as one, the experiences really take their tole.
And when my mind is feeling weak or stressed,
I like to visit the old friendly creek.
The way that her water flows seems to melt my problems away
And the little fish that have no cares, greet me as they swim by.
The crimson leaves up on the trees reflect off the water like mirrors
And the little yellow birds that chirp, sing the song of my soul.
And as the hands of time continue ticking on,
that good old creek will never quite to help me to my goals
Student Visual- The Creek
First First Poem-Sam, Sam S. "Poem Yearning For A Break From Work, Take Me Away, Work Poems." Family Friend Poems. Family Friendly Poems, 13 Sept. 2007. Web. 09 Dec. 2014.
Second Poem-Visingardi, Sheila C. "Poem About Escaping To The Woods, My Wooded World, Beauty of Nature Poems." Family Friend Poems. Family Friendly Poems, 24 Feb. 2006. Web. 08 Aug. 2014.