Poem, John Clare and Blue Bloom

27 Aug

Here’s a poem by John Clare that resonates with me.

Nature Has a Feeling

All nature has a feeling: woods, fields, brooks
Are life eternal: and in silence they
Speak happiness beyond the reach of books;
There’s nothing mortal in them; their decay
Is the green life of change; to pass away
And come again in blooms revivified.
Its birth was heaven, eternal it its stay,
And with the sun and moon shall still abide
Beneath their day and night and heaven wide.

John Clare, photo  by Natalie Doig, sent to me some time ago.

And a little bit of nature from our garden……


12 responses to “Poem, John Clare and Blue Bloom

  1. Kim Ridgeon

    August 28, 2019 at 5:54 am

    John Clare, an influence. Wonderful.

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 28, 2019 at 9:18 am

      I love his writing. I thought you might too…. 🙂

  2. beth

    August 27, 2019 at 7:27 pm


  3. Arkenaten

    August 27, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Nice sculpture.

    Not sure of the plant but I think the visitor is a female Migrant Hoverfly.(Eupeodes corollae)

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm

      I can always rely on you to help out. Thank you! 🙂

      • Arkenaten

        August 27, 2019 at 7:19 pm

        My pleasure.
        Not always right, but it’s fun to ”track them down”.
        Do you know the name of the plant?

        • mybeautfulthings

          August 27, 2019 at 9:31 pm

          I should do – we have the label somewhere….. 🙂

    • Heyjude

      August 27, 2019 at 10:40 pm

      Eryngium of some kind (sea holly). I recognised the hoverfly (though not the actual species)

      • Arkenaten

        August 28, 2019 at 9:21 am

        Unlike Sally’s flower, your’s has a label, yes?

        • Heyjude

          August 28, 2019 at 10:24 am

          I have a list of all the plants I have bought for this garden Ark! Plus I was talking about the eryngiums the other day and how horribly smelly some can be!

          • Arkenaten

            August 28, 2019 at 2:24 pm

            I used to think that some of my garden plants were rather smelly as well. Then I realised that after a day under a hot sun in the garden it turns out it was me!

          • mybeautfulthings

            August 30, 2019 at 7:20 am

            I always meant to do this and I have collected (most) of the labels but as for the list, it never materialised and after 11 years, it’s a bit late! 🙂


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