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The love of nature

Listening to the splashing sound
Of water running in rock pool
We did walk to higher ground
Where the breeze it seemed quite cool

No more my limbs are in their prime
As these hills they are quite steep
In my younger days I would climb
Now I  leave it to grazing sheep

Although I am no longer young
I try to do my very best
I guess I know my song is sung
So I sit down to have a rest

I guess that still, I do love life
Nature gives me so much joy
But though the aches they give me strife
My love of life naught can destroy

Copyright © Vera Duggan | Year Posted 2017


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  1. Date: 5/21/2017 1:26:00 PM

    Vera, I love the reflective and humorous touches in this beautiful and uplifting write. Aches and pains are sometimes knocking on my door and I try not to listen; I just hope they won't get too much louder as I am soon to be in my sixties:)
  1. Date: 5/7/2017 10:39:00 PM

    Such beautiful poetry!! :)
  1. Date: 5/7/2017 12:21:00 AM

    Oh after what I just said and I see you writing about aches. Dear, I have had aches since age 40. I am NOT looking forward to the next 20 years regarding the aches and pains going into 70's, etc. Sorry you have them, Vera. I liked how you put them into this poem and "leave it to the grazing sheep."
  1. Date: 5/7/2017 12:19:00 AM

    Vera, first I want to say, think positive. You probably have just as good a chance as I do of being here in 20 years! now let me read your poem!
  1. Date: 5/6/2017 4:48:00 PM

    Life is to be loved and enjoyed, Vera, especially by those who find beauty in nature. Age might not be on our side, but we're not throwing in the towel, as yet:) #7 Regards // paul
  1. Date: 5/6/2017 5:17:00 AM

    I am with you Vera. I used to love to hike...that ship has sailed! At least I can still swim laps. I adore your imagery in this little gem of a poem...how I can just picture your grazing sheep. Delightful Vera! You are growing as a poet. Hugs, Connie : ) 7
  1. Date: 5/5/2017 8:08:00 AM

    A beautiful write, just like Peter, you also create lovely imagery through your words.. Age is never a barrier to anything, especially appreciating beauty and remaining positive..
  1. Date: 5/4/2017 8:47:00 PM

    Oh , Vera, I so relate :-(enjoyed reading.
  1. Date: 5/4/2017 4:24:00 PM

    this is lovely, vera! i can so relate to the aging part of your poem, but we have to carry on as well as we can, i guess. your uplifting attitude is a wonderful match to peter's - it must be great to be around you two!
  1. Date: 5/4/2017 7:27:00 AM

    Beautiful and uplifting Vera. This poem makes me feel good to read.
  1. Date: 5/4/2017 4:10:00 AM

    My private feelings I find beautifully expressed in these lines ... what a nice coincidence in this soft rhymes of yours ...
  1. Date: 5/4/2017 4:05:00 AM

    Lovely, Vera! You know you and Pete have rather a similar style! And both lovers of life and nature! I enjoyed this write this evening, take care