NATURE POEMS: “Roses and Jasmine” by Amira (Rosas y jazmín)

Roses and jasmine In the garden I visited the rose tree I wish I could be a bee To go deep into the scented roses With their proboscis as their noses They must be drunk from these large fragrant blooms, I decided to make a small bouquet And could not dismiss the jasmine’s perfume Dainty…

NATURE POEMS: “The clematis flower” by Amira (La flor de clemátide)

The clematis flower Delicate little tendrils, like soft hands Reaching up as if in prayer, up and up they expand Searching  for the light…   They sense their path, they have foresight Their inner compass is their guidance While they grow in silence   Until they reach the perfect height To blossom like open hearts…

POEMS: “A red peony” by Robert Bly

When I come near the red peony flower I tremble as water does near thunder, As the well does when the plates of earth move, Or the tree when fifty birds leave at once. The peony says that we have been given a gift, And it is not the gift of this world. Behind the…

(Learning from Nature) MYSTICAL POEMS: “Camas Lillies”

“Camas Lillies”   Consider the lilies of the field, the blue banks of camas opening into acres of sky along the road. Would the longing to lie down and be washed by that beauty abate if you knew their usefulness, how the natives ground their bulbs for flour, how the settlers’ hogs uprooted them, grunting…

SPRING POEMS: “Out of the cold” by Kathleen Gillum

“Out of the cold”   Out of the cold and frozen earth The tiny shoots appear, And always take me by surprise At this time of year. Those minty, fragile drops of white On slender stalks of green, Have sometimes sprung up overnight Upon the winter scene. They are the first of all the flowers…

Learning from Nature HAIKU POEMS: “Delicate flower” (“Flor delicada”)

“Skeleton flowers are unique flowers which turn transluscent upon exposure to water and rain. Its white petals become completely clear, then transform back to their original milky white color once dry.”Diphelleia grayi, the scientific name of the Skeleton Flower, can be found in only three parts of the world. The plant grows on moist, wooded…