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Nature Poetry

AuthorRon Price
Title of item
Nature Poetry
Subtitle of item
Pioneering Over Four Epochs: Section VII Poetry
Date of this edition 2006
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Posted 2006-03-02 by Ron Price
Classified in Essays and poetry by Ron Price
Notes I have generally found nature poetry uninspiring. Baha'u'llah writes that nature is the embodiment of the name of God. It is "God's Will and is its expression." Nature can also be seen as a metaphor for an underlying spiritual reality.

It was not until I was at least 50 years of age that my appreciation of nature seemed to flower by insensible degrees. In the first five decades of my life I was too busy: growing up, marrying and raising a family, earning a living, just trying to survive in this dark heart of an age of transition. In the last several years of my working life(age: 50-55) and in the early years of my retirement(55-63)I began to enjoy nature's beauties as if for the first time. This poetry also explores other aspects of the world of nature which 'Abdu'l-Baha says "is the world of darkness...the origin of a thousand depravities." (TDP, p.60) The "nature" of life and the "nature" of this phenomenal world also finds centre-stage in this poetry.

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