The outdoors, our gardens, and even our summer getaways can be simply spectacular when we notice nature’s poetry. Mary Oliver captures this best in ‘Summer Poem.’ Her descriptions are absolutely brilliant but my favorite part of this poem is her description of:
‘…the white heron
like a dropped cloud,
taking one slow step
then standing awhile then taking
her own soft-footed poem
through the still waters.’
I can picture this elegant scene unfolding; I can visualize those footprints penning that ‘soft-footed poem.’ Use these summertime experiences to help enhance poetry in your own gardens - the humble beginnings of your own design. Learn something from every creature you encounter in your summertime jaunts. When you go back to your own outdoor space, enhance your habitat. Create organically and make whatever size space that is yours a space that welcomes nature’s poetry.
Images of White Heron from the Internet – amazing image!
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