Losing Nature

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~The World Is A Beautiful Place
(posted by Sumana)

“The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.”— Milton


“The world is a beautiful place is the title and the first line of one of the poems of Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

Whether the world is truly beautiful or not so depends on an individual’s perspectives of the world. It’s an open ended line.

Either support or invalidate it. Be sarcastic if you please.”

Nature gives the world its beauty.
When nature is destroyed
we will live in ugliness
which we have created.



About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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12 Responses to Losing Nature

  1. That is what is hardest to bear, Sara – that we have created what doesnt work, doesnt fit, doesnt work in an interconnected way, as it was intended to. Well said.


  2. oldegg says:

    How true this is we admire the craggy rock in a canyon staring down at us or wonder at the swirling rapids of a river that would sweep us away but on the other hand we are digusted at our own ugliness in being as we recognise one as beautiful but what we drill, mine, pollute and waste as an abomination…unless of course we are making money out of it!


  3. Sumana Roy says:

    An absolute truth. Ugh.


  4. Susan says:

    From beautiful to ugly! What to do? Say it loud!


  5. Yes, yes, indeed. And we are not yet fully cognizant of that.
    Well said.


  6. hypercryptical says:

    Unfortunately spot-on Sara.
    A blaring case of reaping what we sow.
    Anna :o]


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