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Nature and War
by David J Delaney

Sunday, December 13, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Inspired after viewing photos from the fields of France during WW1 & WW2 then photos of how the same death fields look today.

 

Sonnet no. 4
 
Nature and War
 
Soft morning sun shines through moist droplets clear
now radiating coloured prisms bright.
The almost silent brook it trickles near
as Autumn leaves float to the ground so light.
While pristine beauty now is all abound, 
though some short years ago this was not so.
There were no flowers growing from the ground
the trickling gentle brook had ceased to flow.
With soldiers corpses rotting in the mud.                             
No fields of green, or pollen on the breeze,
just craters with the deads’ own flowing blood
that soak the roots of what were once grand trees.
When fighting’s done, then nature plies her trade,                 
as once again she comes to mankind’s aide.                     
 
 
David J Delaney
9/12/2009    ©
 
 
 
 
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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 12/21/2009
Nature covers up mankind's mistakes ... buries the pain, as it were. Sadly, effectively penned, David, well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 12/14/2009
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Stuart McCallum 12/13/2009
In absolute awe of your exqusite poetry. Each of your poems stand alone as great works of art.

With respect, Stuart



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