Nature, My Teacher, poetry by Dr. MOLLY JOSEPH at Spillwords.com

Nature, My Teacher

Nature, My Teacher

written by: Dr. MOLLY JOSEPH

 

When the evening glow
fades
spreading a darkness
silhouetted against
the green forest,
the torrent of waterfalls
flows through the rocks
with a roar, a music eternal,
that resonates through my being…
on yonder rock, there stretches an alligator…
I hearken…
the birds have sought refuge in their nested solace…
Crickets do chirp in recesses dark…
time! how fast you fleet, I revisit you, this lap of nature
after a decade and a half…
still, you remain the same, while I traversed long,
Knowing, growing, my family tree sustained, soulful with grandkids…
my life mate hale and hearty, still my support…
yet, time fleets…
loving faces of friends, their smiles cheering…
time fleets…
the places seen, the bondings made…time fleets…
hah, you remain the same Mother nature, unwithered by time…
On these rocks, water will flow forever
myself might disappear, soul may turn cosmic, eternal
merging into thy eternal
music…
Nature, my God! let me grow
spread and share with all
this sense my being here, on earth with you…

Dr Molly Joseph

Dr Molly Joseph

Dr. Molly Joseph is a professor, poet from Kerala, she has had her Doctorate in Post War American Poetry. Much anthologised, she travels worldwide, writes travelogues, short stories and story books for children. She has published 17 books,13 books of poems, a novel and a story book for children. Her latest work, "Songs of Silence" was released on 14th of May, 2022. She has won several accolades which include Galaxy Award for Experimental Poetry 2019, India Women Achiever’s Award 2020, and the Yannan Gold Medal The Outanding Poet Award from Yanan Literary Society, China 2021. She believes in the power of the word and writes boldly on matters that deal with the contemporary.
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