The sun rose early as she rubbed her eyes
Wispy clouds floating in a sapphire sky
Opening the windows, a long deep sigh
Her view of mountains, being up so high …
The saffron-yellow sun burning off the haze
Summer is a-coming with its longer days
The verdant meadows for the sheep to graze
The corn is planted to be turned into maize …
A stiff breeze now blowing, and the air so thin
Watching trees sway and clouds rolling in
The windows still ajar, and goosebump skin
As she felt the chill on her frame, so slim …
Suddenly, then, the rains come down
Splashing the windows, pitter-patter sounds
Soaking the soil, turning deepest brown
Driving the raindrops under the ground …
From the steep hilltops tumble waterfalls
Church spire in the distance, proud and tall
Chilly shoulders now wrapped in a shawl
Nature is majestic and never fails to enthral.
(Photos from Pexels and Unsplash)
Author: Ellie Thompson
Writing my memoirs, musings, a little fiction and a lot of poetry as a way of exploring and making the most of my life ...
... Having had a break from writing my blog for more than three years, I decided to return to write my memoirs, some day-to-day observations, views and feelings. My passion is non-fiction poetry. I have a disability and use an electric powerchair called Alfie and let nothing get in the way of living life to the full.
I believe that you can never do a kindness too soon and should give credit where credit is due. A smile or a kind word could make the difference between a good or bad day for a person - we never know what's going on for another soul. Those little things, perhaps, practised daily like a mantra, could mean so much to someone else.
Thank you for visiting my blog and reading a little more about me. Please, make yourself at home here. You are very welcome. Ellie x 😊
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66 thoughts on “Snippets of Nature (A Poem)”
Beautiful. Nature is amazing 😍
Thank you, J. Nature is incredible, I agree 🌼🌳🌺. How are you doing? Are you still enjoying your job? Xx 😘
Hi Ellie. I’m doing good, enjoying a beautiful Spring day. I no longer have a job, yeah I know, here I go again. It’s ok, it’s not a complete tragedy, I did not like the job, it turned out to be something else, not what I was expecting. I did not fit in either. Life goes on. How are you doing?
What a shame it didn’t turn out to be what you thought it would be. Are you looking for another job now? If so, I hope you find something that suits you better this time. I’m okay, thanks. Still no sign of a new therapist, but, to be honest, I don’t think I want to go back and dig all that old abuse stuff up again. I feel like I’ve moved on from that now, which is a good thing. I’m writing about more current things rather than dwelling in the past. I’m keeping very busy with one thing and the other; sometimes, I hardly get time to write. Xx 😊
I am glad to hear you are doing better 🙂 I agree, can’t keep digging out the past if you want to move on. I have been enjoying all of your writings 🙂 Keep going!
I am sure I will find something else, for now I am enjoying some free time, so precious 🙂 Really happy to have some time to take pictures and work on some fun projects. I hope you are having a nice. Give Peanut a chin scratch from me 🙂
Peanut sends cuddles back 😻. X
Better close those windows before she freezes! Beautiful poem Ellie.
Thank you so much, Brian. I value your opinions. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I’ll get that window shut now 😊.
Sounds like good weather for a fish paste sandwich…😅 Take care Ellie and thanks for closing the window, I was getting cold!
This is sweet!
What a lovely share 😌
Love reading it.
Aww, thank you, my friend. I’m so pleased you liked it 😊. I haven’t forgotten you and I will make time to read your latest post as soon as I can 😚.
I haven’t forgotten you too.
I still need to read your long story 2nd and 3rd.
You are on a roll!
Dearest Granny. Thank you so much – it took me two days to write it and I nearly binned this one. I know you have so much happening at the moment, and thank you for your email – I will get back to you as soon as I can, either later or tomorrow. Thinking of you so much right now. Much love Xxx 💙💜💙
This was beautiful Ellie!! Please never doubt your talent, you are a brilliant writer and you should be very proud!!
Thank you so much, Alyssa. You are very kind and that means a lot to me. Xx 💕
Fantastic Ellie, really enjoyed that! T
Thank you, Tallisman. I really appreciate your thoughts and am glad you enjoyed my simple poem. 😊
Wonder-full poem, Ellie. Good choice of subject…
Thank you, J. It was a bit of an experiment, trying to write about something other than what I was feeling emotionally. I nearly binned this one, so I am pleased it’s been well-received. Thank you, too, for all your encouragement with my writing. I value your views. 💙🧡💜
Excellent choice of pictures to convey your poem, Ellie. As always. I love you, my friend.
Thank you so much, Thompson. I’m glad you liked my poem and the photos. Sending much love to you, also, my friend. P.S. I will reply to your email as soon as I am able. 💙
Take your time, Ellie. No rush. Always.
That’s a very beautiful nature poem and the photos are beautiful. Very enjoyable!
Thank you very much, Thomas. I’m glad you enjoyed my poem and the photos. I appreciate your comment.
Thanks for lifting our heads to the majesty that surrounds us.
Thank you, David. That’s kind of you to say. I’m sorry I’m all behind with reading your blogs. I enjoy your writing, but I have been so busy lately that I haven’t had time to leave a sincere comment. I will catch up soon. Take care of yourself.
This is such a nice poem.
BTW-I really like the dew on grass photo.
Thank you, Jeff. I’m so glad you like it. 😊
I like that, Ellie. You seem to be freeing up a bit, now.
Hi Mick. Yes, I’m feeling better these days. I still get odd emotional patches but I don’t feel like I’m drowning in them now. I’m still waiting for another counsellor but I’ve decided that I don’t want to dig all that abuse stuff up again. I feel I’ve moved on from that. I still get some negative times and thoughts but then, don’t we all from time to time? Hope you are well. X
That sounds very healthy, Ellie. As you say, we all get negative times occasionally. All good here, thanks.
That’s lovely poem, Ellie!
Thank you so much, Ann. X 😘
This is beautiful Ellie! I love the rhyming parts! xo
Thank you so much, Carol anne. I’m glad you liked my poem. It took me ages to write and I very nearly binned it! I hope you are well. Xx 😊💌
Well, I’m glad you didn’t bin it Ellie, I’m doing well thanks, XOXO
Thank you, Mitch 😊.
Loved the poem and the pictures that accompanied it, Ellie. The last line of the poem encompasses everything.
Thank you very much, Davy. I’m happy that you liked this poem and glad that you liked the photos.
Excellent poem. Great imagery.
Thanks, Brian. I’m so glad you liked it 😊.
Better close those windows before she freezes! Beautiful poem Ellie. Great imagery.
I’ll get those windows shut right now, Max! Thanks so much for reading my poem and for being enough to leave a lovely comment. I’m glad you enjoyed my poem.
Beautiful imagery. Made me want to go sit outside despite it being 30 degrees outside!
Thank you so much, Marla. Is that 30 degrees Centigrade or Fahrenheit? I’m not sure where you are in the world, but I’m guessing from your comment that it’s cold; perhaps, it’s too cold to sit outside. Thank you also for reading my post today and for following my blog. You are very kind. I will pop over to see what you write later, too. 😊
30F. I think that’s -1C, or around there. Not super cold where I am, but cold enough that sitting outside is just asking to be sick, you know?
Hope you like what you see on my blog 😁
-1C is pretty cold, I agree. I’m in the UK, and it’s 7C today, so not much warmer, really. This winter, we had temperatures at night that regularly dropped to -8C! Brr … freezing 🥶. This was fairly unheard of here but can be attributed to climate change, which is a worry. I will call at your blog shortly. I’m sure I will like it 😊.
Actually, -1C isn’t really cold. It’s cold enough not to want to lounge outside, but it’s thick hoodie weather. The bulky, heavy coats usually come out when we’re in the teens here. Granted that’s dead of winter, but it’s not unheard of for us to hit the low teens (-9/-10) at least one solid week of the winter (we have gotten colder, and no thank you lol). Your weather probably isn’t much different than ours as a whole, we’re probably around the same latitude. The only real difference is probably how accustomed to the misery you are 😂
Wow, Ellie. I love every line in this poem. It’s almost like a song, so beautiful and uplifting. Thank you for bringing a smile to my face.
Aww, thank you,, Bridgette. Thinking of you smiling is enough to make me smile, too. I’m glad you liked my poem. Love to you Xx 💟
Beautiful photography to which this lovely poem pays homage! I love the imagery of the ‘saffron yellow sun’. ❤
Thank you so much, Layla, for your kind comments. I’m glad you enjoyed my poem and the descriptive words I used. I appreciate you taking the time to read and leave me a lovely comment. Xx 💖
your pics are amazing and your poem so beautiful Ellie! 💞
Thank you, CIndy. I’m so glad you liked my poem (and the pictures) Xx 💞
It’s a pleasure! ❣️
I love your poem and the pictures you chose, a nice uplifting dose of nature 😊✨x
Thanks, Cherryl. I’m so glad you enjoyed my taste of nature. I enjoyed writing it, too. I hope you are well? Xx 🌼🌷🌹💚
Lovely, Ellie! Such vibrant language!
Thank you so much, Sharon. That’s so kind of you to say. I’m glad you liked my poem. Your comment is much appreciated. X 😊.