Tag Archives: Nature

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)

A Book of Living

The book of nature
Which all souls applaud
Is one for the ages
For its authored by God

Each page is a treasure
Of beauties expanse
That we take for granted
With only a glance

Come now beloved
And savor this gift
To find even deeper
Meaning to sift

A drawing, surrender
With our being whole
For rich are the blessings
When read with the soul

With each page of turning
Let Spirit reveal
A moment of living
Where one becomes real

A book of living
With our part to share
With Presence indwelling
Begins with our prayer

The Book of Nature

God’s a hidden Presence
This truth we are aware
If we let nature speak
We see, He’s everywhere

Through beauty of this world
When we pause and still
These wonders indicate
Gods’ Presence and His will

Though the book of nature
Can’t be reduced to words
Gods’ characteristics
And activity is heard

How do the sun and stars?
The rhythm of our days
Speak of God’s great glory
Wonder and His ways

As we become attune
To listen and to seek
Through nature of surrounding
Are means which God can speak

(based upon words by Henri Nouwen)

Something in Nature

There’s something in nature
That moves me to see
One of perspective
That it’s not about me

From grandeur of vista
To the smallest seed
A wonder of beauty
Of the heart to feed

Sounds of embracing
Of soft waters flow
Birds song of praising
A gentle breeze blows

A time of allowing
Through the unknown of eyes
A joy in the soul
Of blessings surprise

A sacred mixture
Of light, life and air
The Spirit of being
Of the soul is aware

A re-centering
Part of the greater
Moving from the created
To the Creator

Nestled in Nature

A morning full of drawing
So beautiful the view
A gentle light is flowing
Here now pouring through

Sweet the invitation
Of the mourning doves coo
All of creation
Comes to pray along too

A blessing of peace
Acceptance pursue
Into one of being
Of nurturing construe

Sense of the belonging
Nothing here to do
Nestled in the nature
Of Gods embrace of you

A welcoming Spirit
Of blessing pursue
In souls of encounter
May they be drawn into

Peepers Song

Soothing of the deep
Sound familiar brings
That is found within
The peace that peepers sing

Lyric of persistence
One of community
Hidden of the little
A simple prayer to be

Covering of darkness
Voice of comfort known
Rhythm of heart beating
That we are not alone

Hope in breath of Spring
With hymn of solemn praise
That soon by grace of light
All of the earth to raise

Heron Blue

Soaring bird of heron blue
Your gift of flight blessed in my view

As tip of wing touched waters flow
Something of the soul to know

In path of way, yours touched mine
That stirred my heart of beauty fine

That lifted soul in silent prayer
Attention drawn to God’s grace here

That all creation intertwines
The wisdom of His plan divine

The puzzle piece, our purpose be
The sharing of the gifts of thee

Carry me in way along
In One Creator we belong

What Does the Sunrise Say?

Horizon bursts in beauty
What does the sunrise say?
Gods light shares the message
Rejoice in this new day!

Gentle or in gusts
What does the wind convey?
Preparing roots of deep
Let faith be our mainstay

Surface always changing
What do the waves relay?
In God we are one body
Through emotions sway

Colors of the many
What fragrance from bouquet?
Grateful be our soul
Of blessings sent our way

Need of great desire
What is the entryway?
Our God of patience waits
Through our soul to pray

Finding You Here

I don’t understand them
The way that they think
You showed me fall colors
In beauty, their link

A difficult challenge
In trial and toll
You showed me trees swaying
Roots deep in the soil

No hope before me
Dark is the night
You presented the stars
Focus on the light

If soul is willing
In view be aware
Way will be known
In finding You here

Masterpiece of Moments

In whisper of morning
Pure light outpours
Spirit is shared
On all God adores

In colors of sunrise
A moving display
Stilling the soul
In drawing to pray

In wisp of soft breeze
Caressing the cheek
Those of accepting
Every soul seek

Surprise in a flutter
Of a butterfly
A flower of air
A gift passing by

Masterpiece of moments
In touches of grace
Value of capture
Within souls embrace