Noble Endurance – Sonnet

Noble Endurance

noble endurance
The Bristle Cone Pine can live to be thousands of years old, it endures.

Be still dear heart! Look above to a star,
It has eons of noble endurance.
We brave all the fears and sorrows that are
Always upon us in our daily dance.
Star is radiant as it shines nightly.
As it did when Mother Earth was young still,
And everything in the sky shone brightly.
Ancient trees still standing upon a hill,
And throughout their long life they have endured,
All kinds of weather and sorrows they heard,
Nature survives, replenishes its needs,
And even nourishes the lowly weeds.
Why is it we cannot, humanity,
Be as noble as what in nature we see?
~~~~

Note From Author: Changed second to last line from “Can we as one with all humanity” to “Why is it we cannot, humanity, “.

© 2017 Phyllis Doyle Burns

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I have always liked to write.It is important to me that I write with spirit and heart. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions. Thank you for visiting.
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I have always liked to write. It is important to me that I write with spirit and heart. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions. Thank you for visiting.

2 thoughts on “Noble Endurance – Sonnet

  • September 14, 2017 at 3:05 AM
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    The answer is no, for half of humanity couldn’t give a rat’s ass for nature or anything else other than themselves. Yet, I too see the nobility and beauty of life and nature and these enduring lives are awesome indeed. Well penned and inspiring, Phyllis. Take care.

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    • September 14, 2017 at 8:27 AM
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      Well, I agree with you, Tony. Much of humanity, far too much, does not see the nobility and beauty of life and nature. I am sickened when I see nature destroyed. Thank you for reading and commenting. Maybe I should change that last line to ‘Why can’t we be as noble as what in nature we see?’

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