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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

N for Nature

#AtoZChallenge - 4-17-2017 - Letter N

N for Nature

All around us,
Pulsating with life
Nature surrounds us.
Sensing her unseen rhythms,
We march to her beat
But we don’t know it.
Puny humans, drunk with power:
Power that she herself gave.
Bent upon cutting
Our umbilical cord,
Sitting in her lap,
We kick out at her
Like a fractious child
At its mother.

The forces of Nature
Take some reckoning
Slowly and steadily,
The forest takes over civilizations.
Suddenly and violently,
The volcano turns cities to fossils.
The ocean engulfs the land
Washing away monstrosities.
The earth turns upon itself, quaking
All in its wake breaking.

The abundance and the fury
Both are faces of Nature
Respect one,
So we may not face the other.


  1. Beautiful, Lakshmi. Ecuador has it all - rain forests, volcanoes, ocean and earthquakes. While reading, it felt as though you wrote this about this country.

    Emily | My Life In Ecuador | Post-Earthquake makeshift camps

    1. I am so glad it touched a chord, Emily! India too has the varied facets of nature and i feel civilisation began with nature worship. Thank you for dropping by. :)