Nature is rather inspiring, isn’t it? This fact was made clear to me on our recent trip around Europe. We hit up 7 countries in 23 days, and traversed a vast and varied countryside – from rolling fields to endless forests to snowy mountains to salt-breezed beaches. It was stunning, and incredibly inspiring… So here’s a poem that I wrote while in the gorgeous midst of the snowy Austrian alps. I hope you enjoy.
The earth has music for those who listen –
A swelling symphony of life buried deep inside its bones.
Can you hear the rush of rivers coursing through
Deep veins of rock and earth mixed in cliffs of green and grey?
Can you hear the white whisper of snow falling
In a crystal silent field of dirt and dark and moon-shadow?
Can you hear the roar of an ocean rushing
Towards the waiting of sandshore and salted pebbles?
Can you hear the cry of a eagle wheeling high above
The ancient crags of slumbering mountains?
Can you hear the rattle of warm rain upon
The sun-soaked, thirsty dust of the ground?
Can you hear the call of the wild things summoning
Life to bloom from the depths of silent darkness?
Can you hear it?
The cry, the call,
The rush, the roar, the rattle,
The whisper of music?
All the world’s a stage – and it’s teeming with performers just
Waiting for someone to listen…
(Note, all the pics are mine. Taken in Austria, Austria, and France respectively. :D)
Does nature inspire you? What is your favourite part of nature? Tell me in the comments below!