Being in Nature

Being in Nature
a gift from a tree

The Realness of Natural Things
The nearness of you

The Beauty that Nature Brings
When seeing is true

The Silence that Inward Sings
When hearing is clear

The Harmony Between all Beings
It exists right here!

© Ken Chawkin

See trees—a poem about the nature of trees, a sequel to Being in Nature, a gift from a tree. Both written mid-1990′s in winter, Vancouver, BC. And one in written in Houston, Texas: Pine Cone Trees.

Also see What Do Trees Do? Something to think about, Willow Tree – a tanka – from a tree’s perspective, followed by Friendship – another tree tanka.

What’s said here is what happened to me: Mary Oliver’s poem, Praying, is a lesson on attention, receptivity, listening and writing.

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8 Responses to “Being in Nature”

  1. trees—a poem about the nature of trees « The Uncarved Blog Says:

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    […] two poems, Being in Nature, and its sequel, trees—a poem about the nature of trees, were a gift from a tree on the edge of […]

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    […] a creative seed and it sprouted. This gift from the tree was much appreciated. I later called it Being in Nature. Its sequel, trees, was about the nature of trees, and what we can learn from them. Another poem […]

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    […] Below and a complementary poem, Pine Cone Trees, written several years later. A later nature poem, Being in Nature, was written in Vancouver, Canada. You can see more of My poems on The Uncarved […]

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    […] poems I wrote, Seeing Is Being, and Being In Nature, share a similar sentiment, but not quite as eloquently as these masters! Two earlier published […]

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