Poem on Nature – Haiku-Like
As I sat peacefully by the westward window of my sunroom at my retreat center, I noticed! I noticed the restless, natural movement of a tormented sky trying to calm itself. Here is my poem.
“The Sky, the Lake and the Mountains”
Sitting at our home, alone – Watching the clouds darken, more – Over the lake and the mountains
Sitting here – out there – Seeing the sky shift and dive – Late afternoon – dark
The Universe of – Air moving up, down and in – A feast for the eyes
So wide the expanse – Darker and darker out there – How puny we are
One side darker, there – The other trying to hold – Onto faded light
Wisps, floating far from – My seat, where I watch in awe – At Nature’s wonder
Darkness, treetops seen – Then the lake, a silver sheen – Mountains rise high
But mostly black sky – with shades of white still there – Moves fast, I sit!
Hope you enjoy this Haiku-Like poem. Go out into nature and write for yourself!
By Anthony R. Quintiliani, PhD., LADC
From the Eleanor R. Liebman Center for Secular Meditation in Monkton, Vermont
Author of Mindful Happiness