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Welcome to my blog world. This is a photo blog, poetry and short story blog about my life on Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada. I take photos of the birds and scenery I find. I hope you enjoy your time here and please come back again. PHOTOS WILL ENLARGE IF CLICKED. The photos are slide show enabled if you click on them. If you click on the top lighthouse photo it always takes you to the most recent summary list of my postings. I am also at my Facebook Page Island Rambles or Islandrambles at YouTube.


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Monday, December 11, 2017

Poem: Nature

The Poem today is about my love for nature and....

all the things nature brings to us.


We are but mere dreams
clouds that whisper past
the face of the moon
but you - you are eternal
all knowing - all giving - all loving
you create in such abundant
were I to achieve just one
perfect leaf

it would be mine for forever
but you - you toss them away in the wind
all gold and glorious
to fall among the ripples of the
blackened streams

running red with spawn
your beautiful slick shining silver scaled flesh
now with rotted gut and
barren hook nose you too are
tossed aside on pebbled shores
still twitching

the sound of the shrill
excitement still echoes
across from where the gulls fly
to feed upon this
this abundance - this natural perfection
were you mine - I would have lost
you for forever in keeping you
for so long.

©poem by Nora Flower written as a young girl

(This poem is a celebration of fall and about the salmon that spawn their eggs in the river in fall and then they die. They return to the exact same river that they were born in to lay these eggs and the gulls, eagles and animals have a large party. The fish remain on the shores and fertilise the trees so when they tested the DNA of all the trees they were composed almost totally of fish. It is the circle of life and all of nature plays a part.)

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  1. Nice poem Nora, very talented Lady you are. Nell

  2. Anonymous1:15 pm

    That's a great poem, I really enjoyed reading it, and your photos are beautiful!

  3. A lovely poem and great shots.

  4. Beautiful poem and photos!! Have a great weekend.

  5. Thanks so much for your comments. I appreciate them so much. I do not get many comments anymore as I am too tired to write the comments on your blogs. I have moved into my Island Rambles Facebook Page a lot also.


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