(20 September 1902 – 7 March 1971 / Kingston upon Hull)

Alone In The Woods

Alone in the woods I felt
The bitter hostility of the sky and the trees
Nature has taught her creatures to hate
Man that fusses and fumes
Unquiet man
As the sap rises in the trees
As the sap paints the trees a violent green
So rises the wrath of Nature's creatures
At man
So paints the face of Nature a violent green.
Nature is sick at man
Sick at his fuss and fume
Sick at his agonies
Sick at his gaudy mind
That drives his body
Ever more quickly
More and more
In the wrong direction.

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Nature is always devote toward man but the it gets the cruel treatment from us.
no point when others dont believe me//my wife loves you//(beckman) that is just nonsense / all the hurtful words have destroyed me/
A very real statement about what man is doing to nature
It really does capture man's fault's.
A business man has just cut some trees on a piece of land that is for all. He did it because he doesn't like the mess of leaves which enter his building. I wonder if I should send him this poem?
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