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Ground View

August 3, 2010
By DiamondsIntheGrass GOLD, Martinsville, New Jersey
DiamondsIntheGrass GOLD, Martinsville, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Worry is simply a misuse of the imagination.


I find myself lying on the ground
Staring at the clear blue sky,
And the floating clouds of white and gray.
Birds coo around me,
And something in the trees moves.
The leaves rustle.
The grass beneath me is prickly,
And the earth beneath that is mushy and warm from the recent summer shower.

I’m down here because
The grass was beckoning
And my feet were dragging
And I was just so curious.
How does the ant see the world?
What does the earthworm feel
As it burrows beneath the earth?
What does pure nature
Sound,
Look,
Feel,
Smell like?

Now I know.
It is a symphony of humming bees,

Fluttering birds,

And rustling leaves.
It is a patchwork of assorted flowers,

Incandescent leaves,

And pure, bright colors.
It is a mixture of prickly thorns,

Fuzzy animals,

And soggy mud.
It is a fragrance full of pungent flowers,

Zesty wild herbs,

And fresh, sweet-smelling grass.

This is nature.


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on Sep. 19 2010 at 6:48 pm
AelitaReloaded PLATINUM, Scottsdale, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"The pen is mightier than the sword" author unknown (to me)

Wow!  That's fantastic!  As Itwasamurderbutnotacrime says, it really does incorperate all of the senses.

on Sep. 7 2010 at 8:19 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

That was beautiful. I, especially, can appreciate it, since I love nature. You captured the senses perfectly, and the twisting turning style really worked for this. Nice flow and rhythm.  Good job:D