Saturday, December 21, 2013

Have a seat…listen







listen
hear it?
spider's echo
legs crawling across empty floor
fly lands on the window
looking across a room
devoid of reminders of love

what's to come of these four walls
tomorrow to be pulverized
level with the ground
no longer intact
wood split
it's clear
more to be built

we shuttle kids here and there
blind to construction
we have the means
but should we proceed?
I plead with you
attend to your heart
don't finish what we start!

give nature space
add a bench, have a seat
close your eyes, just breathe
sounds of nature
fill your soul


Sharing at Write Tribe ~ 100 words for the prompt "blessings in disguise" - if we stop building, more nature to enjoy!
The Sunday Whirl ~ spider, echo, clear, level, attend, pulverize, intact, fly, shuttle, means, follow, listen, split
(13 words already given, I only had to come up with 87 more!)

31 comments:

  1. hey i would be all for ceasing the destruction of nature and making the most of the constructs we have now...too many sit empty and could be refurbished and repurposed...leaving a few trees to live and enrich our life...

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  2. close your eyes, just breath
    sounds of nature
    fill your soul.

    Loved these lines Robyn. And of course a very relevant and beautiful post.

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  3. Wonderful. I always wonder at at the irony of tearing down what we already have to make room for more "Green" buildings.

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  4. Nature,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,the best thing in this world.

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  5. Loved that last stanza the most. We must give nature space indeed. Well said Robyn.

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  6. 'give nature space
    add a bench, have a seat
    close your eyes, just breath
    sounds of nature
    fill your soul'

    These are my favorite lines! A wonderful take on the prompt!:)

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  7. "Give nature space" - oh, don't we need to do that!

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  8. Civic construction is usually about "look what I did in office" rather than "this is what was needed". How much did nature's space add to the city's coffers? I liked this a lot.

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  9. More green space and less construction. I am all for it.

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  10. I liked what you did with the words.

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  11. My favorite: spider's echo, legs crawling across empty floor. Love that image.

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  12. How I wish many of them felt like that... listened to the voice of nature and valued it....

    Richa

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  13. Yes it can all seem very relentless and that we don't have a choice..hopefully there is always a bench nearby where we can opt out..even for a moment..and enjoy..

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  14. So poignant!, Robyn! And very lyrical!

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  15. I am lucky to have a stone bench in nature...
    across from a place that is an easement - that cannot be built on.
    I remember too a small house taken down turned into a park area...with a bench to wait for a bus... 'They' didn't rebuild a building.

    Thanks for stopping by - best of the season! ~Jules

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  16. Excellent Robyn! Tuscaloosa seems to be losing more of its green spaces lately. I love your little spider!

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  17. Wow.. that was wonderful... yes.. we need to make space for Nature, after all hasn't Nature made space for us all these years?

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  18. 'give nature space, add a bench, have a seat, close your eyes, just breath, sounds of nature, fill your soul'... so very beautiful! A very lovely take on the prompt, Robyn! :)

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  19. Well put! It's crazy how this world just wants new, when old still serves. Give nature a chance! Great wordle!

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  20. give nature space
    add a bench, have a seat
    close your eyes, just breathe
    sounds of nature
    fill your soul

    the sights and sounds of Nature have to be absorbed to feel them . but people do not have time.

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  21. I too especially love the last stanza! Well wordled!

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  22. I can feel your generous spirit! Nice take on words.

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  23. I am always for anything that gives nature more space...good one,

    Elizabeth

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  24. Yes, just close your eyes and breathe. I love that, Robyn. Happy holidays to you and yours. ox

    Pamela

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  25. close your eyes,
    just breathe
    sounds of nature
    fill your soul

    There's so much to be thankful for. Sound of nature is there to be held in high esteem for it fights loneliness! Nicely Robyn!

    Hank

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  26. There is not much respect for trees or natural beauty. We will be punished.

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  27. Robyn this is simply awesome !! The last stanza is very thoughtful and creative.

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  28. Loved the flow and it struck me so much....wish we valued the nature around us before it is too late...

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  29. I specially like that last stanza ~ Lovely share ~

    Wishing you Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays ~ Take care ~

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  30. i hope you have a wonderful new year robyn!

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