It’s official. Spring is here.

For me that means I can finally pack away gloves, “toque” and winter boots. It also means more enjoyable walks in the woods, along marshlands and hilly trails. This is where I find peace, purpose and connection. I will stop often along my journey to examine more closely the details of nature like the beads of dew on a spider’s web or the gnarly grooves of a tree trunk. It all still amazes me….and it should. It’s another world out there. Pure and uncomplicated.

I think if we gave nature a voice, it would have much to tell us.


Today, I am asking you to do just that. Write a poem from the perspective of one of nature’s gifts…a tree, a wildflower, a leaf in the wind or even through the eyes of a wise old owl.

Think beyond personification. Get into character and show us the world through your new “eyes of nature”. You may want to describe the view from where you are, the scents, the sounds and textures. Or perhaps you have a message of enlightenment. There are many lessons to be learned from nature. You could give your element of nature an opinion and let it speak through your poetry. The choice is yours. Just remember to write from nature’s point of view.

If you are new to dVerse, here is how it works:

    • Write a poem from the perspective of a part of nature (ex: flower, soil, cloud, bird) and post it to your blog.
    • Click on Mr. Linky below to enter your name and a direct URL to your poem.
    • Drop into the pub to say hello. It’s a friendly place.
    • Visit other poets to read and comment.
    • Spread the word on social media with the #dVersePoets hashtag.
    • Have fun!