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Human nature - reserved

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Human nature - reserved

Nature tamed, organised, tidied and serving
Consummately sanitised for human consumption
Nature bent unnaturally to suit the human nature
Every pretty maid and ducks…in a row
 
Florid facilities for townsfolk to fantasise 
Looking without seeing, treading without looking
Stepping upon the very thing that they seek
Nature expertly hidden to create rustic bliss

The gravel path isolates shoe from dirt to avert mess
A discreet suggestion to look but don’t touch
Controlled decay, stage managed for impact and effect
Nature has been preserved…in a human natured sort of way

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  1. Date: 8/26/2009 2:24:00 PM

    humans sure can clash with nature good description

  1. Date: 8/26/2009 6:25:00 AM

    I am so happy to be able to read your amazing poetry today Howard. I thank you for sharing your writing. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/26/2009 3:52:00 AM

    I suppose that maybe you are referring to a city nature park or something like that. I haven't had too much experience with that. I live rural surrounded by 1000 areas of land that once belonged to timber company who planted pine .....pollen in the spring. They thin-ned cut it twice then sold it. Now the pollen isn't as bad. Keep writing. Sara