21st century poems about nature

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21st century poems about nature

The Selected Poems of Tu Fu by Du Fu

Tu Fu radically altered poetry as he found it in the High T’ang period. In addition to making formal innovations in language and structure, he extended the range of acceptable subject matter to include all aspects of public and private experience, thus becoming in the words of translator David Hinton, “the first complete poetic sensibility in Chinese literature.”


This edition of The Selected Poems of Tu Fu is the only comprehensive selection of the poets work currently available in English. While retaining a scholars devotion to the text, Hinton has attempted “to recreate Tu Fus poems as new systems of uncertainty. By reflecting all the ambiguity and density of the originals, he has created compelling English poems that significantly alter our conception of Chinese poetry. Included with the poems are the translator’s introduction and translation principles. as well as a biography of Tu Fu; together these provide a fascinating portrait of a uniquely sensitive spirit during one of the most tumultuous periods in Chinese history.
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I Am The Seed That Grew The Tree: A Nature Poem For Every Day Of The Year

Poets have long been inspired to tune their lyrics to the variations in landscape, the changes in season, and the natural phenomena around them. The Greek poet Theocritus began writing idylls in the third century B.
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Writing the 21st Century Nature Poem with Alison Hawthorne Deming

Look for the softest light a distant wildfire quiet because it is involved in night. This is still earth living behind a window seeing its ground swallow pregnant fruit. This is more of the ocean leaking its body to closely understand the sand. I stretched light into knife to cut the cloud one strong drop of eternity ensued. What hand faster than sun to slice illumination into tool and then apparently disassemble time. Answers like feathers suspended in that dream after pillows exploded and silence so hypnotic it resembles symphony, the feathers and your eyes vibrating like strings.

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We speak to Robots on the phone, And our Computers are our home, We really think we're not alone, But all of this lacks Human tone, As our poor lives turn into stone. We are conditioned by those who use technology to save money., Nature is one of the great themes of poetry, and also provides poets with a storehouse of vivid and useful images.

The power, ingenuity, and sheer beauty found in nature has always fascinated mankind. When we look at powerful ocean waves rolling in, we cannot help but feel small and powerless in comparison. Mighty trees in a vast forest inspire feelings of insignificance and awe. Animal mothers taking care of their young make us question the cruelty with which we sometimes treat one another. The truth is, nature can teach us many valuable lessons. It can also lead us to wonder, did this beautiful earth with all of its natural treasures come about by chance or was it created?

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Victorine C. says:

    Many prominent novelists have also been poets: the Canadian author Margaret Atwood has been a prolific writer of not only novels but poetry and essay collections too.

  2. Joshua K. says:

    How advanced they are, these children of the future, Like small adults, within their tiny frames, They grow up in a fast 'speed driven' culture, Where 'learning pressures' change their kind of games, Where is their childhood, in all this hurly burly, Where is their pure untainted view of things, Why do they have to grow so old, so early, And lose the joy that only childhood brings.

  3. Evan F. says:

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  4. Bevis P. says:

    Popular Nature poems by famous poets including Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Rudyard Kipling and John Keats. The power, ingenuity, and sheer beauty found.

  5. Taylor M. says:

    28 Famous Nature Poems | Poems About the Beauty of Nature

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