Thursday, March 22, 2012

Interconnection With Nature

Time for hyacinths! I found them at Madison Square Park this week and they inspired a new poem, which is my contribution to Poetry Jam at http://poetryjaam.blogspot.com/. The prompt this week was to write about "connections" and one of the quotes that was used as an example was by Jacob Bronowski. He said: "A man becomes creative, whether he is an artist or scientist, when he finds a new unity in the variety of nature. He does so by finding a likeness between things which were not thought alike before." I just love this idea, which is reflected in my poem called Interconnection With Nature. I'm also linking my photos to Photo Art Friday at http://www.pixeldustphotoart.com/. Here is the poem and enjoy the hyacinths!


Interconnection With Nature

Would I be
like a blue hyacinth
resting on a green mantel
renewed by morning dew?

Would I be
like a hummingbird
singing to the trees
refreshed by the breeze?

Would I be
like a sun ray
shining upon the earth
reflected on grass?

Would I not be me?

 








42 comments:

  1. great poem and your captures are lovely . . .

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  2. Beautiful clear and bright captures, especially the enlarged view. And, I really enjoyed your poem, also. Thanks for sharing. Karen with PAF

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it all. Thank you, Karen :)

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  3. Ah, yes, I enjoyed the Bronowski quote too. I think your poem expresses the spirit of it wonderfully and enjoyed the examples you chose. And yes, indeed, even you! Thanks for 'jamming' at Poetry Jam. Here's mine:

    http://inthecornerofmyeye.blogspot.com/2012/03/connect-dots.html

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    1. Thanks, Mary. Wonderful prompt. It really inspired and challenged me to be creative. Will check out yours in a bit :)

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  4. Oh, would that we could be all things... :)

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    1. Ah, yes :) Thanks for visiting my blog :)

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    1. Aren't they sweet? They make my day :) Thanks for visiting my blog :)

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  6. nice..i really like the choices you made in your comparisons...and i love nature so it is fun to think of what i might be...but i would probably just settle on myself...smiles.

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    1. Thanks, Brian. I just admire qualities in nature that I aspire to, like the lightness of being of a flower, or being carefree like a bird, the joy of sunshine :)

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  7. I love Hyacinths, they have such vibrant colours, and you chose my most favourite blue. :)
    It is wonderful to be able to slow down for long enough to feel our deepest connections to nature. We survive so much in the concrete rat race we forget we are really supposed to live.
    This prose, and photographs are lovely.

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    1. Thanks, Bren. So true, nature is soothing and stress relief :)

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  8. Wonderful poetry to go with your lovely photos. Hyacinths are one of my favorite spring flowers. I love their waxy feel and oh they have a wonderful smell as well. I love that you caught the bird in the photo.

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    1. Thanks, Ida. That little birdie was playing hard to get :) I finally captured the image as it seemed to settle down and gaze at the flowers. Maybe the bird was connecting, too :) And yes, hyacinths have a lovely scent :)

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  9. One of my favourite spring flowers. Just now I am watching mine in front of me. Your poem goes very well with the photo and it has a wonderful dreamy and refreshing ring to it.

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    1. Thank you, Mariya. How nice you have hyacinths near you. Flowers make everything seem so much prettier and serene, don't they :)

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  10. Looks like spring has arrived in your part of the world. Lovely poem about how we are interconnected. Thanks for continuing to visit at Poetry Jam.

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    1. Thanks, Peggy. Yes, it's been warm and spring-like in New York :) great opportunities for photos :)

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  11. I love your poem, Loredana, and your hyacinths are gorgeous.
    Sending you wishes for a fantastic weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. Enjoy the weekend, too!

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  12. I like that nature, like hyacinths, inspires us ~ Lovely pictures ~

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  13. Neat, convincing and beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Dave. I think I'd make a pretty convincing hyacinth. :) Hummingbird, not so much ... I'd have to practice my singing skills :)

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  14. oh!! Perfect! Love your last line, saying without saying, great quality!

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    1. Thank you, Hannah. The last line is open to interpretation ... I'm still trying to figure out what it means :) Sometimes poetry comes from so deep within, it's nice to discover where it takes you ... :)

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  15. A lovely poem and photos.

    Regards and best wishes

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    1. Thank you so much for continuing to visit, Tatjana. I appreciate it :)

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  16. Wonderful poem! I love your Hyacinths too.

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