Saturday, August 3, 2013

Nature Walk--By Phyllis Babcock--Canada

Nature Walk

Amongst the purple shadows in the early light
Flocks of birds taking ready for flight
Sprinkles of colors and various shades of green
A place that remains untouched and unseen.

Water slowly trickles along the small creek
Where you find pebbles and stones so unique
Overhead the bird of prey with eyes like a hawk
Will gaze over everything that crawls or walks.

The water with it's endless spring flow
A home for water lilies and the fish below
A haven for the birds of prey
A home for the foliage to decay.

Green moss gathers around the trees
Gathering place for moths, wasp and bees
Black ants invade the old tree stumps
While tall crap grass gathers in clumps.

Amongst the purple shadows in the early light
The prairie sunset turns to a soft scented night
I walk along the path by the creek
Finding the solitude that I seek.

Phyllis Babcock was born in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1951 and currently resides in Regina with her husband. She has been blessed with two wonderful sons and daughter-in-laws. She has two grandsons and two granddaughters. She started writing poetry in 2004 and joined Poetry Soup site in 2006. She has been published in two anthologies, On Butterfly Wings and Snippets. Her work has also appeared on and in a local seniors’ newspaper. She feels writing has been a wonderful journey, meeting many new poets and writers along the way.


  1. Dear Phyllis, what a beautiful journey you take us on in this poem. Wish we all had a place like that where we can spend quiet time enjoying the beauty of nature. Excellent write! Love, Carolyn Devonshire

  2. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following comment--

    I felt I was taking this lovely walk with you, Phyll

  3. Nature has her way of comforting us, bringing the mind to a peaceful state. Lovely reading of refreshment...

    Rhoda Galgiani

  4. I was with you every step of the way, Phyllis...your words painted a wonderful picture.

    Jan x

  5. Thank you, Jack Clubb, for the following comment--

    This is a wonderful nature poem. It reminds me of a Thomas Kincade painting.

  6. Thank you, Christine Tate, for the following comment--

    Thanks for sharing your graceful poem, and inspiring message about God's creation, an oasis of rest from life's hectic pace. Nothing like nature to bring peace & tranquility to one's soul! Thanks for the blessing.

  7. Thank you, Phyllis Babcock, for the following comment--

    Thank you all for your kind comments on my nature poem. I hope you all took a walk with me as you read my poem. Nature soothes the soul. Thank you from my heart. Blessings Phyl