Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Dying Pond

Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature - School on Blog

Lesson: Life Cycle. Facing the final end. Death brings new life, a new begining. Poetry.

Nymphaea lilies was painted by Claude Monet before he became blind.

"Death be not proud," this dreaded fate defied;
In death something rises at its side,
As on a dying pond, a swamp in its place
Grows, dying in peace and grace.

And the watery grave dries into grassland
Where roam the hooves and paws in band;
And the winged sweep the air retreating
On the trees nearby and advancing.

In succession the trees come when the wind blows,
They ride on furs, beaks and claws;
A woodland soon rises from the trees' breath
And hides the pond, the grass and death.~

Living with Nature, AVR

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