Harmony lives in each flow of a breeze
In each gentle embrace of evergreens
The clear blue enchantingly shields
Let nothing stay concealed.
Blooms tender their affable smile
Leaves listen in for awhile
Birdsong soothes the whirling mind
A landscape perfectly designed.
Nature’s lessons are plentiful
Shall our choices be flexible?
We are not ignorant to her offerings
Receive them for relief of suffering.
A painting of beauty and brilliance
Mesmerizing even in distance
Can you deny the splendid view?
Allow serenity to fall into you.
Lauren Scott (c) 2020
Photo: from our backyard
28 thoughts on “Her Offerings”
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Thanks, John! You are so kind! Wishing you a wonderful Monday!
You are very graciously welcome.
Super, Lauren. Nature always brings serenity.
Thanks, John, and it sure does. 🙂
A fabulous ode to Mother Nature and her blessings Lauren, that we take for granted. It’s nice to look admire and be thankful.
We do take her blessings for granted at times, so now is a good time to realize them and allow their magic to soothe. Thanks, Balroop, for your lovely words. 🌸
Beautiful, Lauren. I love the photos, too!
Thanks, Jill! Lucky backyard shots. 🥰
Really lovely poem Lauren, natures lessons are certainly plentiful.
Thanks for your beautiful words, Allison. We just need to open our eyes to her gifts. 💗
Poetry appeals to my soul and I enjoyed this poem Lauren. 🙂
I’m so glad you did, Ian, and your lovely comment is greatly appreciated.
Ah, Lauren, no I cannot deny the splendid view nor the splendid words. Enchanting. xoxoxo
That’s lovely to say, dear Marina! Thank you and have a wonderful day! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
You too, my dear friend! Many hugs your way! xoxoxo
Nature is always very soothing.
It sure is. Thanks for stopping by, Binky!
This is beautiful and so serene, Lauren. I love the line, “Leaves listen in for a while.” There’s a gentle touch to that. I think nature is full of lessons for us and you captured that sense of care and kindness perfectly. ❤
Thanks for your lovely words, Diana. We’re fortunate to have such vital lessons at our fingertips. 🙂 🌸
The ideal prescription for the times is a return to Nature, to her healing sights and soothing sounds. Nature is not a captive resource for mindless consumption but an abiding companion to rejuvenate sagging spirits. The expansive blue, lush greens, joyous blooms and birdsong in your poem bring out these aspects in striking images. Lauren, trust you are now fine and in good health.
You said it well, too, Raj, and thank you for your wonderful and wise comment. So far, my family is in good health. One day at a time. Take good care!
Your poetry and photo are very soothing. Nature is healing.
Thanks so much, Lisa! I’m glad you found this post soothing. Have a wonderful weekend! xo
You are welcome Lauren! Enjoy your weekend as well. xoxo
Allow serenity to fall into you — this wisdom and beauty in this line took my breath away. Your energy and word artistry is a soothing balm for the soul. It’s a joy to visit here with you. Abundant blessings, MW 💖
Your beautiful comment took my breath away, too. I’m so glad you feel this way while visiting here. I can say the same about visiting your site, as well. Wishing you a peaceful evening, MW. 🧡💜💚💗