Comments : To Nature

  • 1 month ago

    by Milly Hayward

    This piece is so very welcome on a day that is cold, raining and miserable and particularly for those who spend too much time stuck within four walls or who live too far away from nature. Your love of nature shines through this delightful piece and I can imagine you strolling through the fields, resting by waterfalls and finally climbing the highest mountain to sit and stare at the night sky. What an idyllic life that would be to have such freedom.

    You have captured the essence of the beauty of nature in each of the stanzas and even managed to colorfully include imagery of changing seasons. My favorite lines of all are "I am the beach, I am the sea and all of her is all of me" for I have a particular fondness for all things sea and beach having spent most of my childhood near beaches. For me this poem brings all the imagery of nature that I love and miss directly into my room. Milly x

    • 1 month ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Milly - thank you and I am so sorry for your inability to enjoy nature quite the way you would like these days.

      Take care

  • 1 month ago

    by Jamie

    The imagery is extremely vivid throughout this piece ben, and I must say wow because I could picture each stanza well in my mind. And I did not even notice the rhyming until the second read through so that tells me as usual the rhyming flows well and doesn't feel like it is forced into the poem at all.

    There doesn't really need to be much said about this piece that you have not written. But the hidden meaning is deep and wonderful in my opinion. You seem to have mature as all things this world has to offer, but I did notice that humans were not involved and thinking about this more, you wrote about all things you find beautiful about nature and things that bring you peace and joy, and it seems like humans are the opposite of that thinking, so I love how you made my mind think that way. Also you speak of nature in such a way that you feel like you two are one entity and you are intertwined with her, and perhaps it is a statement that you have fallen back in love with nature again and being so- she has with you too. Excellent vivid poem from you.

  • 1 month ago

    by Dream Astronaut

    I so love poems about appreciation of nature. It is simple and calming. Can always lighten up my mood. And this piece is a great example. I feel the sincerity of your appreciation to nature’s beauty from every imagery and it’s well formed rhyming. Thank you for sharing this piece. It inspires me to do my best in writing even more. Favorited!

  • 1 month ago

    by CRAFTY KEN

    Ben, what a magical ride through our beautiful habitat. Love the flow and rhyme, great lines like; And sunlight through a raindrop brings
    Such wealth of hue which paints the clouds:
    A rainbow borne on angels' wings
    Which lights the black and lifts the crowds. Deserves a Nomination, but I'm fresh out.

    • 1 month ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Lovely comment, Ken. I hope you're well.

  • 1 month ago

    by Maple Tree

    yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

    • 1 month ago

      by Ben Pickard

      I though you may like this, Maple, lol

  • 1 month ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Glad to see this nominated. All the very best to you

  • 1 month ago

    by Michael

    a beauty Indeed Ben :)

  • 1 month ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Ben, you are on a roll. Your writing is a pleasure to read. Wonderful.
    ^
    so good I said it twice :O)

  • 1 month ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Ben, you are on a roll. Your writing is a pleasure to read. Wonderful.

    • 1 month ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Michael, that really does mean a lot from you and I am glad you enjoyed it.

  • 1 month ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    This is just like a portrait of words Ben and it's stunning! :-) x
    =^.^=

    • 1 month ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thank you, Kitty. I thought it about time I wrote something a little more lighthearted!

  • 4 weeks ago

    by Em (marmite)

    Wow Ben this is an extremely deep piece Ben which I feel has more meaning to it but right now I cannot our my finger on it but I will once I've read over it again. Astounding , beautiful work as always
    Take care x

  • 4 weeks ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Did I mention how much I love this?
    Can you sign a copy for me?

    • 4 weeks ago

      by Ben Pickard

      B.W.Pickard.

      There you are, Michael, lol

  • 4 weeks ago

    by Hellon

    This is a stunning piece of poetry and I'm so glad to see it nominated.

    • 4 weeks ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thank you, Hellon. Hope you're keeping well.

  • 4 weeks ago

    by Darren

    This poem is the benchmark that all us amateur poets should strive to reach.
    I am actually amazed at the professionalism of this piece. I moan that I can’t think of anything worthy of writing, yet you have reminded me that there is an abundance of writing prompts all around us. I honestly must walk around with my eyes shut.
    As I read this I felt I was walking with you, notebook in hand jotting down the wonderment as I saw them. Your way of describing a rainbow was different class.
    I would love nothing more than seeing this in a poetry book of yours being studied at high school. Imagine the bones they could pick out of this one.
    Such a brilliant write, I genuinely believe everything I have just said (not just blowing smoke up your a-hole)
    Added to that little exclusive club of mine, my favourites.

    • 4 weeks ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Darren, I know that you wouldn't just 'blow smoke up my a-hole' from past comments so this means a lot from you. Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the comment.

      All the best

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    I meant to comment when I read this earlier, but this poem simply made me happy and gave me such peace. A sense of serenity. Also, this flowed SO well! It's fun reading your poems aloud as there's always a sort of music to them and this poem just leaves the reader feeling whole and connected. How often we forget how nature can be just what our souls need in times when we are too stressed to appreciate what surrounds us.

    • 3 weeks ago

      by Ben Pickard

      You are so right, MA - there is so much in nature that we could all use a little more of and it's free. But like so much that is free, it's underappreciated.

      Take care

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Augustus Black

    What a talent!

    This is a very strange kind of writing; I mean to say that the summarisation of this poem is far more different and unique in the context of nature. I really love this write!

    This deserves a win. You know how to do it!

    Take care Sir.

  • 3 weeks ago

    by stormingdance (Jessica)

    Exquisite, stunning!

  • 3 weeks ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    I'm speechless this never made the front page. It's on mine, Ben. Always.

    • 3 weeks ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Michael, there are three excellent pieces on the front page, yours included. To be mentioned at all is an honour and I'm just glad people have enjoyed reading it.
      Take care

  • 3 weeks ago

    by yogi73

    You always put forward your best. Such great imagery and gratitude for earth

  • 1 week ago

    by elyart

    "I am the Beach, I am the Sea
    And all of HER is all of me"

    I so Relate.