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Learn from nature

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Learn from nature

Learn from nature

If you want to know the answers
Look at nature, not at books
Words can never tell it truly
Turn around and take a look 
Nature always goes in circles
Watch the moon, and stars at night
Watch the coming of the seasons
Watch the sun that shines so bright.

I say, your life is just a story
Do not let it make you terse
As your mind goes to that moment
When your shell enters that hearse
Know you well that it’s not over
Soon another story comes
Live, and love, and dance forever
Do not sit around so glum

Get to know what lies around you
See the seasons come and go
Nature gives you all the answers
It’s written there for all to know
Watch those circles, all those circles
Know without the books you read
That it all goes on forever
Awareness, this be all you need.

20 February 1014 @ 1354hrs.

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  1. Date: 2/21/2014 8:32:00 PM
    Great advice Peter as is always the case when I visit your site. Take care my friend. And thank you for all your kind comments.

  1. Date: 2/20/2014 6:43:00 PM
    Excellent piece my dear Nature is a wonderful thing and I am one that sometimes can not see what is around me, but hopefully I am learning by reading your work so keep it up so that I can keep learning...........Luv......Ve.x.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/21/2014 3:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, my love, you are much wiser than you give yourself credit for. I appreciate your comments so very much.....Peter
  1. Date: 2/20/2014 10:53:00 AM
    Thoughtfully done. So many people miss what is around them...well said.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/20/2014 3:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so very much, my friend, I appreciate your kind comments....Peter
  1. Date: 2/20/2014 5:18:00 AM
    wonderful poem my friend and so true. We rely on technology far too much and still have so much to learn from the world around us. The kids at school us a computer to find how to spell a word - i use a dictionary - I beat them every time! Jan x

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/20/2014 5:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for your kind comments Jan. I agree with what you say. I hate all this progress, where nature is destroyed for the so called good of society. I appreciate your reading my writes, my friend...peter
  1. Date: 2/20/2014 2:52:00 AM
    - For many, many years ago .... people could "read" mostly from nature - Now we trust teknoligi / data .... - we can learn a lot by watching and listening to nature ..... but we take no time for it - an instructive poem Peter - Well done my friend :) - Wishing you a delightful day. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/20/2014 4:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Anne Lise for your kind comments. I have always watched nature since I was tiny, and I discovered long ago that everything goes in circles. so if everything goes in circles. then our lives must also go in circles. This is true faith, just a simple faith in life. is all that matters not books filled with questionable words. I appreciate your kindness over the months my friend....Peter