Voices Within Nature

Voices Within Nature ~

voices within nature
Journey in Nature














On our journey through life take the time,
Listen to voices within nature,
Absorb beauty and perfect harmony
Which only nature can truly hold.

Nature’s voices are all around us.
Trees whisper their sentiments softly,
When gentle breezes play on branches,
Limbs creak their joy to be so alive.

Leaves rustle like a lady’s silk dress
When the breeze tickles their spines and stems.
Some leaves sound like silver coins jangling,
As they dance to and fro together.

Birds hop from limb to limb twittering,
Their chatter sending greetings to all.
A sudden silence means they heard a
Twig snap loudly when you stepped on it.

A few seconds and they are right back to
Singing their joy knowing all is well.
A loud chirp now draws your attention,
A squirrel calling to his mate.

A little further and the voice
Of water giggling as happily
It bubbles over rocks and slides down
A small waterfall in a creek bed.

A sudden long screech from high above
As a hawk glides smoothly over trees.
Squirrels stand up, listen, then scamper
Over dry leaves and twigs to safety.

A sense of being elsewhere in time
Comes over you, as if you are more
Than you were before you entered here,
In this place of perfect harmony.

From far off is a different sound,
A warning of what is to soon come,
As a clap of thunder rolls along
And echoes through the canyon beyond.

All little critters have quickly gone
To their burrows and nests underground,
Birds fly away to safer shelter.
Dark clouds are gathering fast above.

You return to your small cabin quickly
Light a fire and fix supper early.
Then hunker down under covers warm,
Listen to voices within nature.
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© 2016 Phyllis Doyle Burns

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I have always liked to write. It is important to me that writing comes from my heart and soul. 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. I began writing content online in 2007, starting with BellaOnline - A Voice For Women, where I was the Native American Editor, Folklore & Mythology Editor, and the Appalachian Editor. I also wrote articles for The Examiner, Daily Two Cents, and Yahoo. I am a freelance writer for Fiverr. I am currently an author on HubPages, a member/author of the Maven Coalition, and Senior Editor and an author for The Creative Exiles. Most of what I write takes a lot of research and I love it. Even if it is a fictional story, I will research for accuracy in whatever it takes to make my characters, their era, their location, etc. become realistic to the reader. I hope you enjoy my works. Thank you for visiting.

6 thoughts on “Voices Within Nature

  • October 14, 2016 at 9:33 PM

    I wrote “Song of the Outback” and you write this with a very similar theme. A lovely description of nature in all its beauty, Phyllis.

  • October 14, 2016 at 10:33 PM

    Thank you, John. I love your “Song of the Outback”, it is so peaceful and beautiful. So glad you enjoyed my nature voices. I wrote it on my old computer when my laptop touchpad was being touchy. I love vivid word imagery of nature poems and yours is so like Evangeline, my all time favorite poem.

  • October 15, 2016 at 1:06 AM

    Beautiful Phyllis, of nature’s voices so clear to the initiated. The joy of harmony in nature is wondrous and being within it a cleansing experience. Such lovely imagery and feel to this eloquent poem of nature.

    • October 15, 2016 at 4:14 AM

      Thank you Tony. I so love your comments, they are often as beautiful as your poetry. Thank you so much. Take care.

  • October 15, 2016 at 5:56 AM

    Nature and all its glory has special meaning to me, thank you for putting together such a beautiful piece.

    • October 15, 2016 at 7:16 AM

      Thanks Kurt and you are most welcome. That is great you are so in tune with nature. I appreciate your kind words.


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