Thursday, July 5, 2018

what nature deserves from us

overwhelmed by nature

what a word!

I am out in nature,
and it’s as if
a slide-show of amazing moments 
rushes at me,
I have no hope
of really seeing it all,

I do hope to slow down, and differentiate,
to see and know one frame,
to hold it in my attention long enough
for me to appreciate how awesome it is,
and, by extrapolation, to imagine the awesome whole,

we visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium:
I could not fathom the whole, though I wanted to,
instead, I loved what I could feel a bit
as moment after moment,
overloaded my sensors of awe,

in nature we need to differentiate
so that the animal, the flower,

the way water dances with the rocks,

slows down for us,

we are overwhelmed as if in church,
at least in church in the way I feel 
God would want to make it so.

by Henry H. Walker
June 30, ‘18


Connie said...

Henry is a consumate artiwt with a camera!

Connie said...

Henry ia a consumate artist WITH a camera!