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Natures Lesson
by Budd Nelson
Monday, October 08, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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some lessons still leave more questions than answers

The trail of the deer is easy to track
small hooves with deep impressions left
large endentations where they bed.
Racoons are discernable for certain
distinguished by it"s splayed five toes
and penchant for cleanliness.
Big mountain lions, pumas other cats
much more difficult, fewer tracks
staying to rocks, trees and the like.
Spoor of all are easier to be known
thier hair left on bushes and such
all are worth the effort to see.

You watch, look and follow time spent worthwhile
becoming one with natures own
learning from how they live and die.
Know the rocks, trees, lesser living creatures
how all inneract each to all
and the difference between us.
But even with all of this once well learned
such a part of your whole being
it will gain you very little.
For it is we humans who live outside
beyond our natural nature
and forge conflict where none need be.

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Reviewed by Dark Knight 3/9/2013
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) 2/4/2013
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

Sandy
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 12/23/2012
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 11/10/2012
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?"
Continued success~
Barbara J Henry
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 10/25/2012
I'd hesitate to call them the lesser creature but I sure get your point. Patrick
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 10/14/2012
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 ó 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!

Sara
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/12/2012
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,

Regis
Reviewed by Clarence Prince 10/10/2012
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 wonít fail to bloom even until the world comes to an end. In that case letís give God what He deserves, all the glory, whilst we live and enjoy! Blessings!!!!
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 10/9/2012
And lessons experienced
from nature *Budd* You so
well describe for us are
blessings indeed!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 10/9/2012
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!

Love ya!

Jane
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 10/9/2012
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
Lily
Reviewed by Margaret Blake 10/9/2012
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 10/9/2012
You nailed it, Jerry! We are the ones that don't fit...

Anna
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 10/9/2012
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.

Ron
Reviewed by Odin Roark 10/9/2012
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 Gert van Weenen (Reader) 10/9/2012
Itís 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 10/9/2012
Very nicely done, Budd.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 10/9/2012
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 10/8/2012
So very true. Man is the one to watch out for at times! I enjoyed the nature lesson.....M
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 10/8/2012
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 10/8/2012
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 10/8/2012
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. Vegas 10/8/2012
Very interesting, Bud.

Deborah
Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow 10/8/2012
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!
Myrna



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