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The sun's ‘kissing’ partners.
All that is living and
Mostly green things
that grow everywhere.
What determines us if
we wish to be determined.
‘Mother’ of all
constantly moving with intrinsic purpose.
Evolving earthly life
presently ‘apexed’ by the human brain.
producers, sources of nutrients and the creatures they sustain.
The vast landscape and
liveliness which envelope us as in this odyssey we travel
Living entities that
spawn, nurture and cease for no apparent reason other than
reproducing similar life forms.
array of busy, devouring organisms that we obstinately rail
against and attempt to dominate.
- Perhaps 'natural'
is a challenge to creatures playing god.
- Perhaps physical
prowess is being supplanted by mental acuity.
- Perhaps when we
empathize with plants and animals we are reacting in a
manner that is uniquely human.
- Perhaps flora and
fauna are not only vital to us but provide enticements to
spirits that wish to soar beyond the mundane; perhaps art is
the best example of this.
- Perhaps the
‘intelligencia’ ignore the monumental gap between ‘man’ and
‘animal’ in a vain attempt to avoid the responsibilities of
spirit … those prompted by loving.
- Perhaps the
‘big-brained one’ has just ‘recently’ begun to use an
extraordinary imagination to envision and devise novel ways
to profoundly ‘improve’ everything.
- Perhaps we are
becoming ‘godlike’, whimsically or purposefully ‘altering’
and replicating animals, flowers, scents, tastes, light,
sound, structures, our own bodies.
presumptuous analysis limits our findings to obvious forces
that are incidental in the cosmos; perhaps in so doing we
ignore what is ‘entelechial’, namely the enduring Life
- Perhaps if we are
‘determined’ by nature alone we should accept violence and
death as normal and integral, intrepid vanquishers of
tranquility; perhaps however, we are optimistically trying
to become the ‘determiner’.
- Perhaps we
somehow feel awe, an unspeakable elation, when viewing
rainbows and roses; perhaps natural attention grabbers are
beckoning us to appreciate what is without, to leave our
petty concerns, our self-centeredness, and gasp innocently
and spontaneously at ‘beauty’.
ESSAY ON NATURE by EDWIN
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