"Nature" Is What We See

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"Nature" is what we see—
The Hill—the Afternoon—
Squirrel—Eclipse—the Bumble bee—
Nay—Nature is Heaven—
Nature is what we hear—
The Bobolink—the Sea—
Thunder—the Cricket—
Nay—Nature is Harmony—
Nature is what we know—
Yet have no art to say—
So impotent Our Wisdom is
To her Simplicity.

by Emily Dickinson

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i love nature that your poem showed me
Love the way this poem is set out. I struggle a bit to break away from the safe neat & rhyming option! ! May be I'll try and see how it goes.
Nature is simply superb and your words on her too Emily
So impotent Our Wisdom is To her Simplicity. - Nature is simply superb and your words on her too Emily
So impotent Our Wisdom is To her Simplicity. - Nature is simply superb and your words on her too Emily
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