Relating to Nature

When we relate to
Just our needs of seeing
Nature does not
Reveal it’s true being

When a tree is
Nothing but a chair
It ceases to tell us
About growing here

When a river is
Just a dumping place
It no longer speaks of
The movement of grace

And when a flower is
A plastic decoration
It has little to say of
The beauty of creation

Natures not a possession
Let’s change our attitude
For it’s a gift to receive
With respect and gratitude

(based upon words by Henri Nouwen)

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