|Reviewed by Dark Knight
|so true about us humans Budd but so often we think we are the teachers and not the student-and Nature is always teaching us something|
|Reviewed by Sandy Hoynacki (Reader)
|Interesting take on your correlation between man and beast..You provide your readers with a very unique insight with your gentle ending..As only you can do...Well writtten, Budd
|Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU
|An edifying depicting of the "poems of Mother Nature's" rhythms and cadence, and their natural dancing through the stage of the forest.
An intriguing composition and subject dealt, closing with a refined satire on the leaders of political jurisdictions... "Natures Lesson"
shows a Quill that flies in safe speed; and that soars, blown by winds knowledge.
In respect and admiration,
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
|Reviewed by Barbara Henry
|So very true Budd. We humans are the ones out of touch with the natural rhythm of things in nature.
Wasn't it Walt Whitman who said : "I think I will go and live with the animals?"
Barbara J Henry
|Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
|I'd hesitate to call them the lesser creature but I sure get your point. Patrick|
|Reviewed by Sara Coslett
|So true, so true.
As the late-great Robert Heinlein wrote "By the data to date, there is only one animal in the Galaxy dangerous to man — man himself. So he must supply his own indispensable competition. He has no enemy to help him."
I will say this much, if ever there were a really serious natural or man-made (LOL) disaster, I'd want to be by your side. From this poem I can see you're a survivor!
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Your words remind me of what my father told me when I was a child: "Stay close to nature and you shall stay close to God." Thank you, Budd. Love and peace to you,
|Reviewed by Clarence Prince
|Yes Bud, The world with its fullness, makes the world in its entirety, a world roomy enough for all therein. Then by the will and power of God, though we might never fully get the understanding about nature, for example, how it works! Nature won’t fail to bloom even until the world comes to an end. In that case let’s give God what He deserves, all the glory, whilst we live and enjoy! Blessings!!!!|
|Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
|And lessons experienced
from nature *Budd* You so
well describe for us are
|Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci
|When I'm out on my nature walks and hikes I look around and things make sense and I am at peace. It's when I get home that everything seems to go berserk!
|Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley
|Nature is easy to understand, one
must only listen... nature is wise
nature is beautiful, mankind can be
cruel and ever changing..
Beautiful Budd :)
Love and Light
|Reviewed by Margaret Blake
|Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
|You nailed it, Jerry! We are the ones that don't fit...
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|There's a lot of meaning here. Our ancestors fought small battles each day to try to survive, knowing nature in ways that we can comprehend today. But now we live in a world of money, so removed from nature that we don't see it's destruction first-hand. Our battles are large and world threatening over nothing except strange ideology driven by myths and misinformation. That's why I prefer to get out in the wild and experience it whenever I can to bring me back to my primal beginnings without having to scream to some psychiatrist like an idiot.
|Reviewed by Odin Roark
|What starts out with semblance to a Wikipedia overview, ends with a slice of boots-on-the-ground wisdom. Would that more sought out the subtleties of communion with the natural existence of our environment, and ourselves, such an effort would reap rewards most can't imagine. I especially appreciated the way you brought your poetic thoughts to a close here... asking we pay attention to ourselves. Thank you for the inspired wordsmithing.|
|Reviewed by Adriaen Valerius (Reader)
|It’s beautiful to view the tracks, follow the trails and finally observe the creators of it.
Nature is a miracle and should leave us in silent amazement.
But what do we do in our haughtiness, we think we can even put nature at our hand.
And with our short-sightedness and limited intelligence, we destroy the fragile balance and with it the beauty of nature itself.
A very good poem to make us aware again Budd
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
|Very nicely done, Budd.|
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Becoming one with natures own is a marvelous pastime. I too love to roam the wild studying tracks and signs. And I also sadly agree with your ending: we humans forge conflict where none need be.|
|Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
|So very true. Man is the one to watch out for at times! I enjoyed the nature lesson.....M|
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
|I was never, and still am not a hunter. Something went wrong with me somewhere alone the way, AND I don't like to kill. Not that I am saying you, my friend Budd, are a hunter, I'd still like you if you were. I know we humans are the mean ones and cross boundaries we shouldn't, but I have to admit I am becoming very weary of being part of the human race that is ALWAYS WRONG.|
|Reviewed by Darrell and Kathy Adams
|I felt like I was getting a very enjoyable nature lesson, and a lesson in tracking as well. Such graphic and detailed description set a really nice mood. It IS we who 'live outside our natural nature and forge conflict where none need be'. What a powerful statement to end on, and so true. Nice job on this, Budd. Be well, Kathy|
|Reviewed by Joy Hale
|Budd, your vivid descriptions put me right where you were... what an amazing trip to study and learn about the ways of nature. We are the invaders when seeing these beautiful creatures so we must be careful and quiet while observing them.
Joy L. Hale
|Reviewed by D. Vaineo
|Very interesting, Bud.
|Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow
|I know nothing about deer but I do love the very subtle analogies in this piece.. and those last three lines are killer!! Love it!