While Man is busily engaged
In destroying much that he holds dear
Nature presents a coloured page
As flowers burgeon, bring Spring here.
Elections, summits, wildcat strikes,
Taxation fraud, abortion crime
Low banking interest, rental hikes
Leave Nature laughing every time!
To Friend and Foe she still bestows
Her wondrous beauty and largesse
Dressed always in her finest clothes
She does far more than just impress.
From Eden banished long ago
Eve and Adam made their way
To darker pastures and now sow
Seeds in a world quite gone astray.
The quest for power and domination
Unbridled lust, rapacious greed
Has overtaken every Nation ...
Modern Man has gone to seed.
Obsessed with reaching shallow goals
Too blind to see God's guiding hand
So it's for us the bell now tolls;
Are we too dumb to understand?
Nature, fragile, will survive
Famine, plague and outright war,
In the trenches poppies came alive
But Man's destructive forces soar …
(c) Poet in the woods 2016
"The Garden of Earthly Delights" 1503-1515 Heironymous Bosch