"Nature" Is What We See


"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

Comments (7)

your thorns are the best part of you- - - - - -Marianne Moore is the proof of this line! ! ! ! Actually I like her body of work but she does have a stinger and isn't afraid to use it when need be.
The remark! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
Yeah, you have to be with thorns to become a rose. Nice poem.
Then it would be a flower sans fragrance; it is same as aweet sans sugar or food sans salt!
Reminds me of the song BED OF ROSES popularized by BON JOVI.... Thanks for posting...
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