Nature’s Pen


Nature has written a worthy essay

on the barren face of the soil.

Put hope in the hearts

and smiles on the lips

of those who sweat and toil.


Verdant exclamation marks,

paragraphs of green –

the sky a beauteous back-cloth

on which the words can lean.


Clustered, scented flowers,

the wonder of a rose –

all these and more combine to make

the very essence of its prose.


© Joy Lennick 2018




27 thoughts on “Nature’s Pen

    • joylennick 23/10/2018 / 9:33 am

      Thank you, Sue. I love writing poetry…. Hugs x .

  1. joylennick 23/10/2018 / 9:36 am

    Thank you, Tandy. All power with your delicious dishes! Hugs x

  2. dgkaye 30/10/2018 / 1:34 am

    Beautiful imagery Joy, and love the metaphors. Just gorgeous! 🙂 xx

  3. calmkate 17/11/2018 / 9:20 am

    Beautifully written Joy!
    Came over to say I really appreciated your Dialogue entry in the Rodeo, I am impressed and now your poetry … you have talent, well done!

    • joylennick 17/11/2018 / 11:58 am

      I don’t receive many compliments, so thank you very much! What do YOU write? Best wishes.

      • calmkate 17/11/2018 / 12:47 pm

        mine is very amateurish compared to yours, mostly free style poems and just started some fiction 🙂

  4. joylennick 17/11/2018 / 3:28 pm

    Good luck with your writing, It’s a wonderful way to pass the time…x

  5. joylennick 09/12/2018 / 2:58 pm

    Thanks Stevie. I’m smiling…
    I just read your post on ‘reaching’ an audience and I couldn’t agree with it more. Problem for me was I was actually commissioned (little old moi?) to write two factual books (Kogan Page, London) who are still going strong…because my old boss (in publishing) knew the editor!! A fluke or what? (It doesn’t happen very often.).The first one went to a second reprint (in 1984/5) and I was thoroughly spoiled pay-wise, plus royalties. Fast forward to the 2,000s – “life”: business & three sons happily intervened – and technology came along and tripped me up. BIG TIME. I PUSH when it says PULL…My eldest son often helps me out (but he now lives in Denmark!) and the others are so busy….It hasn’t stopped me as I love writing and words themselves, but would starve on the pay if I didn’t have a husband and hadn’t saved. I “chair” for the writing group “Writers’ Ink” here in Spain where I’m retired. Sorry to have bent your ear for so long, Stevie..Upwards and onwards…

  6. willowdot21 03/01/2019 / 12:07 pm

    Mother Nature is a wonderful being 💜

  7. D. Wallace Peach 11/02/2019 / 4:24 pm

    Such a wonderful poem, Joy. Nature is indeed a lovely inspiration for our poetry and prose. Mrs. Nature never ceases to amaze me with her beauty and wisdom. Thanks for the smile. 🙂

  8. joylennick 11/02/2019 / 4:33 pm

    Thank you, Diane. As you must have guessed by now… you have a staunch fan in me!! I would love to see the elephant and mice tale in a children’s book with appropriate illustrations. Gorgeous! xx

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