Nature paints a picture #pantoum #poetry

Nature paints a picture in her beauty 
which we can only imitate in art
nor can we match her bright majestic glory
with painted brushstrokes or the lines we write: 

So we can only imitate in art
a paltry shadow of nature’s creation
with painted brushstrokes or the lines we write
we seek to match our natural fascination.

A paltry shadow of nature’s creation
is all we can accomplish for our pains
we seek to match our natural fascination
but end up wishing for material gains
.

Is all we can accomplish for our pains
a little limelight, wealth, or even fame?
We end up wishing for material gains
and lose the spark once lit by nature’s flame:

Our little limelight, wealth, or even fame
can never match that bright majestic glory
we lose the spark once lit by Nature’s flame
as Nature paints a picture in her beauty.

My first attempt at writing a pantoum poem. Linking to Earthweal’s Weekly Challenge, where Brendan has asked ‘what in the living world delights you today? Sing a song of earth-praise. Let’s KEEP IT GREEN.’

I composed this after a bike ride along the banks of the Sava Bohinjka river, pictured above. I was certainly delighted by nature yesterday.

17 thoughts on “Nature paints a picture #pantoum #poetry

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  1. Lovely serene scene and beautiful reflective poem. <3 The enjoyment of the beauty of nature is the real value, not the fame or monetary reward of creating art. This message is very effectively conveyed. Enjoy your week, Ingrid!

  2. A stellar “first attempt” and one that reminded me how awe-inspiring nature is, and whatever we create, however magnificent, doesn’t compare to the effortless beauty found in nature. 🌄Thank you for the nature escape, Ingrid. 😀

    1. Thank you, Michele – and it honestly was a first attempt, I’ve read some other examples of the form on WordPress and I love them. Pleased you enjoyed it! 🍃

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