Tuesday, November 5, 2019

writing within nature

nature: actor or background?

the natural world of mountain and ocean,
of waterfall, of plant, of animal,
can demand to be the actor in my poetry,

yet it also can be the neutral background
upon which the colors of my personal world swirl,
the stage which does not interact
with the characters within me,
but which also allows the freedom and space
upon which they can tell their story.

by Henry H. Walker
November 2, ‘19

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