Living in the Nature Poem connects us to ourselves, each other, and the earth. As an important part of our own environments, we're also part of the complexities of nature, including human nature and those odd thoughts and moments that bring humor, wonder, perplexity, and prayer.
'WELLSPRINGS: Poems of Life & Nature', is the largest collection of works by the author. It is a meditation on life as experienced by him and his subjects, and the human condition as observed by him. The poems are deeply contemplative and introspective. They are celebratory and vividly evocative of memorable moments, past and present. Wherever perplexing philosophical themes are treated, this is invariably done with sanguineness and in a redemptive tone. They are delightfully laden with allusions, are lyrically innovative and brimful of feelings. These poems will appeal to a broad section of poetry enthusiasts.
Poems of Living, Loving and Lore. This book is a journey through the seasons of life. Living explores the simple beauty of nature, a childs rapturous delight in rain showers and the beginning of summer; the tragic plight of the homeless, forgotten souls, and our struggles to overcome obstacles and finally have the courage to stand in our own personal power. Loving guides us through deep wells of emotion; the seductive lure of deception, heartbreaking moments of love lost, and glorious heights of passion in love that transcends all. The collections finale, Lore, delights the senses in poetic tales of fantasy, myths, legends and fairies. Classical and traditional writing forms impart a haunting, melodic quality that affirms the depth of feelings reflected in the words, engaging us intimately in the sheer beauty of poetry.
Author: Walt Whitman
Publisher: Heron Dance Press
Release Date: 2005-04-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
Walt Whitman was indeed a wild soul. His poetry expresses an earthy sensuality out of sync with the industrial times he lived in. His love for wild nature and for the sensual experiences of life is heard in every poem. Editor, Howard Nelson, provides an insightful introduction, shedding light on Walt Whitman's life. This carefully selected collection of poems alongside the beauty of Roderick MacIver's watercolor art creates a grand tribute to this beautiful soul.
As Denise Levertov comments in her brief foreword to The Life Around Us, she has "shared with most poets in every time and place an ardent love of what my eyes and other senses revealed to me in the world we call nature. Yet in this selection of sixty-two poems chosen by the author “celebration and fear of loss are necessarily conjoined.” The Life Around Us shows us both the eternal renewal of the natural world and its imperilment: "In these last few decades of the 20th century it has become ever clearer to all thinking people that although we humans are a part of nature ourselves, we have become, in multifarious ways, an increasingly destructive element within it, shaking and breaking 'the great web'––perhaps irremediably.”
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: Musaicum Books
Release Date: 2017-10-16
This unique collection of "Living in Harmony with the Nature: Henry David Thoreau's Edition (13 Titles in One Edition)" has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Contents: Introduction: Thoreau by Ralph Waldo Emerson Books: Walden (Life in the Woods) A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers The Maine Woods Essays: Walking A Winter Walk A Walk to Wachusett Natural History of Massachusetts The Landlord The Succession of Forest Trees Autumnal Tints Wild Apples Night and Moonlight The Highland Light Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was an American essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, surveyor, and historian. A leading transcendentalist, Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Civil Disobedience, an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.
Poetry, the Geometry of the Living Substance is the first serious and sustained study in English of one of the most important Hungarian writers of the 20th century, the modernist poet Ágnes Nemes Nagy. The book captures the dual nature of poetry, as a discourse of the infinite and the abyssal, through close readings of her poetry and prose. These four essays draw parallels between Ágnes Nemes Nagy and other thinkers and theorists, such as Rilke, Celan, Heidegger, Derrida, Beckett and Blanchot. The monograph explores the poetic paradigm changes of Nemes Nagy in her whole work, including her collections of poems, essays on poetics and other posthumous miscellaneous fragments. Drawing indirect parallels between the fields of poetics and epistemology, the central focus of the book is the parergonal relation between language and the external world, the psyche and the objective environment, trauma and memory within the poetic space.
Author: William Hutchings
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Release Date: 2012-01-12
Genre: Literary Criticism
Living Poetry demonstrates that poems are vital expressions of how we live, feel and think. Lucidly written and jargon free, it introduces a range of poems from the Elizabethan age to the present day, presenting practical models of close reading and a stimulating rationale for the power of poetry to move and excite us.
Author: Richard Michael Simmons
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Release Date: 2004
Poems from The Sea of Life is a collection of forty poems written by Richard Michael Simmons and published posthumously. This first poetry book contains poems and is part one of a collection of 170 poems written from 1959-1987. These poems capture the emotions and themes of life and their interrelationship with nature. The theme of nature and sea manifest itself in Richard's writings from the inspiration of his life's experiences at sea, the dignity and respect of nature, and the social injustices of mankind during the times in which he lived. His message - adorned with the rhythm of alliteration and the metaphor of the soul - is for all times and all seasons. The art of the written word is not lost on, "the ordinary man who lives by the creative spirit, thinks in images, and dreams in fantasy . . . trying to escape the business of the everyday world." Walt Whitman. Cover: Journey #55, acrylic on canvas, by Rick Rivet
These genuine collections of poetry beautifully convey the importance to man of reaching Truth, as well as enlightenment, eternal life, and inner peace. What is Truth? What is the life of the natural flow of the universe? Nature’s Flow easily and simply teaches how to become the perfect and pure true mind, and how to live by the natural flow of the universe. Woo Myung guides you to the enlightenment that humans are Truth and that everything is one. The poetry candidly and poignantly demonstrates that only the person who becomes one with everything can be in heaven and can live life with wisdom.
Through the eclectic use of poetic form and genre ranging from prose poems, elegy, lyric and narrative poems, as well as haiku, sonnets and more, Poetry for Living an Inspired Life takes the reader on a poetic journey through the evolution of the human spirit while embracing fully the duality of the human condition. The poems in part I of Poetry for Living an Inspired Life were Divinely inspired through the use of a meditation practice taught by Neale Donald Walsch, a modern-day spiritual messenger. This illuminated work sets the stage with a meditative tone that promotes peaceful inner-silence. Each poem gently guides the reader to ponder their purpose, perhaps with a shift in understanding, and thus intention. Part II showcases poems, many of which have been published in fine literary journals, and were written during the poet's extensive travels. Unexpected settings from a New York City subway, to the coastal home of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, to Colorado ghost towns, and the driest desert on earth, transform the arm-chair traveler, through use of language invoking a powerful and passionate sense of place. Ranging in tone and pace, from the soul of the city to the silence of the forest, the poems in Poetry for Living an Inspired Life, reflect the work of the many poets who have influenced this highly innovative work. From the bucolic beauty of Mary Oliver's poems, to the probing poems of Louise Gluck, as well as the romantic and quizzical nature of Pablo Neruda's work, and the spiritual nature of Rumi, Poetry for Living an Inspired Life invites the reader to revision themselves and the world in which we live. As much for poets and writers as for readers who have never read poetry, the poems in this book are written in accessible, straightforward language, which draws readers into this broad body of work and back to themselves renewed.
This book contains over twenty-eight different types of poetry, with explanations and examples of each type. Many of my poems are romantic, such as "My Beloved," "Ode to Melissa," "To Love a Woman," "My Heart's Desire," "Love," and "My Love." While others are inspirational, like "Forgiveness," "Hope," "The Seven Virtues," "Empathy," and "Kindness." Still others are philosophical in nature, such as my poems "Living," "True Freedom," "Who Knows What Tomorrow Brings," and "The State of the Economy." My kyrielle poem "Life" could be said to be both inspirational and philosophical. Some of my poems are educational, like "The Benefits of Reading," which extols the virtues of reading, and "To Be Young Again," which talks about nutrition and exercise. Some are family-oriented poems, such as my poem "Little Bit," which I wrote for my niece Kristin, or "Camping with Younger Brother," which I wrote for my brother Craig, or "Little Child," which I wrote for all the little ones in the world. Other poems are devoted to nature like my "Froggy," "Turtle," "Tornado," and "Mother Nature" poems or to mankind in general, such as "Earth on Which We Live" and "True Happiness." And others were written with some fun in mind, like the poem "Nude" I wrote in response to an online contest to rhyme the last word in each line with the word nude. ("Birthday Lesson" is another fun poem like this.) I also did a series of seven poems on each of "the seven deadly sins," where I used archaic language to spoof each of these "sins," which unfortunately often plague mankind. I truly hope you will enjoy reading the poems contained in this book.