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Shades of Nature 2

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Lovely collection of short poems about nature, friendship, courage, and hope

Synopsis

The Shades of Nature 2 contains 50 pages of poems. They are unique and as varied as the people who delve into them. Take a rainy day with a rainbow crowning it. Some people miss the glory of the rainbow because of their disdain for rain. The lightly falling snow can create a winter wonderland to build a snowman or simply something to be shoveled.

Brooks and valleys, lakes and oceans, mountains and hills, lots of scenery, lots of seasons, animals of all kinds, sunrises and sunsets. are just a few of the situations your senses will delight in.

That's what you'll find in "Shades of Nature 2"

Shades of Nature is a beautiful collection of short poems that transports you right into the thick of nature and you feel surrounded by forests, streams, animals, plants, the sun and the sky.


Nature has a soothing, calming effect on the body and mind. This book of poems has the same effect. It is akin to taking a walk in a forest, gazing at the birds and animals, taking a stroll on the beach, watching the waves, or watching the snow fall, clothing everything in a white blanket.


Some of my favorite poems are Waves (which talks about the movement of waves), This Season Called Spring (which explores the beauty of a night during spring season), The Waves That Tumble (about one's unshakeable faith in God), The Garden, Rare (about the solace that time spent in a garden can offer), Sunbeams (seems to be a poem about summer love), and In Between (about friendship/love).


The power of words is on display here--such simple words, yet woven so beautifully to form eloquent images that you can see in your mind's eye.


Each poem is presented in a different font, which has a pleasing effect. There's good use of whitespace to give an airy feeling, providing the mind an opportunity to dwell on a single poem for as long as you like.


Johnson writes about babbling brooks and raccoons often--seems to be her favorite theme. Not all the poems are cheerful. Some are sad, some are thoughtful, some even hopeful--and all with nature as the backdrop. You get to experience a wide range of feelings through the poems.


This collection is just the right thing when you want a little pick-me-up or you're looking for some solace amidst a busy and tiring day. I felt enveloped by warmth and peace while reading this book. There really is magic in words!

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Synopsis

The Shades of Nature 2 contains 50 pages of poems. They are unique and as varied as the people who delve into them. Take a rainy day with a rainbow crowning it. Some people miss the glory of the rainbow because of their disdain for rain. The lightly falling snow can create a winter wonderland to build a snowman or simply something to be shoveled.

Brooks and valleys, lakes and oceans, mountains and hills, lots of scenery, lots of seasons, animals of all kinds, sunrises and sunsets. are just a few of the situations your senses will delight in.

That's what you'll find in "Shades of Nature 2"

Shades of Nature 2

A Place to Be

The grass is greener than green;

the sky as blue as can be.

Hills adorned with wildflowers

that waft freely in the breeze.

.

The raccoons paw their food.

Bunnies hop up and down.

The deer take quiet steps.

Butterflies flutter around.

.

Should there be a place to be,

I would choose to be right here.

Rolling hills and all its nature

whisper “Come” into my ear.


A Slice of the Night

The dawn of the day,

a slice of the night;

should you mix them up,

twould make quite a sight.

.

Stars would shine dim

because of the light,

while dawn would become

a twinkly twilight.


And the Night Sang

The sun fell from its perch on high.

The moon lightened the darkening sky.

Stars peeked out, twinkling one by one

and the night sang

until the dawn.



Arms Outstretched

O’er the grassy green hill

and into the meadow below,

They ran with arms outstretched,

with nary a care to show.

.

The children danced and played,

surrounded by colorful flowers.

They laughed and skipped for joy,

when the clouds released their showers.



Bluster and Luster

 Stars sparkling on high,

the lake did embrace.

The water’s reflection,

the moonbeams did chase.

 

The wind joined the choir,

emptying the trees.

In the cover of night,

it stole all the leaves.

 

The wind and the moonbeams,

the stars in the sky;

bluster and luster

from ‘neath to on high.



About the author

Writing poetry is my favorite past time. In the last 2 years, I've written 300+ poems and published 6 books. They are all approximately 50 pages long. My poems are short and inventive being designed to bring joy to the reader. Imagination is the key! view profile

Published on December 31, 2020

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