Nature Study

We often think of nature as another entity
and talk of coral, clams, and whales
as separate from land and sea,
apart from dolphins, waves, and skies,
the deserts, canyons, waterfalls,
then every thing our eyes comprise.

And yet, we're nature - us - as well,
and share in life, this world, the stars
that turn within the carousel
we've come to call the Milky Way,
which spins with other galaxies
inside this cosmic interplay.

The universe that binds us all,
it lives, is conscious, full of sight,
from quarks to any leaves that fall
across the rivers, though the light:
creation flows in you and me,
unites us now, eternally.

Nature Study © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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111 words.  Kahil Gibran quote inspiration ("Forget not the earth...") prompt challenge - link;
Submitted: February 15, 2021