Nature

Sonnet Redoubled



(Texte) (Shakespearian)

Given any chance at all new life begins
Creatures know their place and seek a mate
See the humble spider and the web she spins
All beasts live in harmony within their state.
Every plant that pushes forth new leaves
Knows it will have its time here then it goes
That natures balance must be achieved
Begins to procreate and so life grows.
All this was given to man and his conceit
And with time forgot this is not his plan.
He is truly believing in his minds deceit
Stating all this has been given to man
Ignoring that everyday a species dies
And all we hear are corporate lies.

#1 (Pushkin Sonnet)

Given any chance at all new life begins
Growing, forming, shaping adapting to strife
It thrives and shapes and lives and fits within
This is the challenge Nature puts on life.
Each plant mutates and has adapted so
It lies dormant in sand and it sleeps in snow,
And every year with the start of Natures round
On looking close a new shoot is found
Each plant finally awakens within the ground
It is now the time and the chance to grow
The rivers of flowers and plants begin to show
And plant life everywhere starts to abound
All this and more is part of Natures plan
The least of which should humble man.

#2 (Gaelic Sonnet)

Creatures know their place and seek a mate
But what is man nothing but a beast
Thinking he is the master of his fate
Wrapped up in the scheme of things
Just like them must breath and feast
Following what 'er his planning brings
The simple ways that feel the Earth
The Brehon laws of the Ancient Celt
Knew what Nature was really worth.
Beasts and plants in absolute harmony
Know how the original creation felt
Man has to learn what has to be
Creatures know their place and seek a mate
The simple ways that feel the Earth

#3 (Shakespeare)

But what of hidden places that are dim and dark
Only occasionally will they see the light of day?
Are they any less of Nature than a wildlife park?
Have they a lesser right to have their say?
Man in his arrogance moves the beasts of fear
They always come back when he turns away
They are persistent and return year by year
In spite of mans work Nature has her say.
What of the creatures that thrive in this domain
Creepy crawlies that feed on mans refuse
The little beasts that are part of the chain
Even for them Nature has an important use.
Soon there will be a time when Nature wins
See the humble spider and the web she spins.

#4 (Pushkin Sestet, Italian Octave)

All beasts live in harmony within their state.
Should one species become too strong
The balance will change and their fate
Nature will level it out before too long.
And Natures balance is without deceit
Until along comes man in his conceit
Who often forgets that it is not his plan.
Always thinking naught is better than man
Ignoring that he's only an alternate form.
Tribal ways "Civilisation" ignores the fact
Science and technology only deceives.
Thus ignoring every other creature born
But its out of ignorance not an evil act
Ask the ancients what the tribe believes.

#5 (Couplets)

Every plant that pushes forth new leaves
Is aware of the life that it conceives
And blossoms forth its symbolic scenes
To procreate and pass on its genes
Reliant on symbiosis for the key
And needs the help of worker bee
Or other creature that passes seed
To fertilize each plant and weed
And as the seasons wax and wane
One years loss is another's gain
Because Nature balances out with time
So that nothing can out climb
All things are equal we must learn
A balanced life is our main concern

#6 (Pushkin Sestet, Sicilian Octave)

Look, see the eagle soar such a wondrous sight
Majestic, riding the thermals where he belongs
See the feathers spread out balancing the flight
Playing with the air, soaring, listen to his songs.
As he sleeps in the night another raptor is king
He is wise and has no respect for fools who sing
His flight no less majestic, who can see him soar,
Is function all that important, surely there is more?
Man knows that there is beauty in their flight
This is often where his wisdom flaws.
He will not spend time during the day or night
To give to Nature the respect he owes.
Each raptor king is deposed, despite their might
Knows it will have its time here then it goes

#7 (Shakespearian Sonnet)

We all travel through life like wagon trains
Leaving our tracks where we go on the grass
Like wagon wheels on fresh virgin plains
Making our presence in life felt as we pass
Or perhaps footprints in the fresh beach sand
Where in time the tide will wash away our trail.
We sow our seed and they grow as planned
But beating nature by growing on a larger scale
The once lush fields once again become dirt.
And so, the seasons come and go, as do we
In the depth of winter there is another desert
Nature has decreed it so and we must agree
So from her for a while man has just thieved
Forgetting Natures balance must be achieved

#8 (Keats Sonnet)

Spring is when Nature comes alive
The air is clear and all life is new
Blossoms bloom on bush and tree
With worker bees rushing from the hive
On their daily task to help life renew
And for this task each plant gives in return
A drop of honey to this busy bee
Just rewards for helping to survive
Knowing for every task a fee is due
Never holding back Nature pays the fee
Nor is there any need for concern
This is the simple way that all life knows
Every year this way new life returns
Begins to procreate and so life grows.

#9 (Villanelle Sonnet)

All this was given to man and his conceit
And live in simple ways upon the Earth
Somewhere to live an abundance to eat.
Living as one with the Earth, a simple feat
Feeding, nourishing, finding out life's worth
All this was given to man and his conceit
Those who know never have to compete
Following ancient ways there is no dearth
Somewhere to live an abundance to eat.
The ancients never had need to steal or cheat
The bosom of Nature is a bountiful berth
All this was given to man and his conceit
All this was given to man and his conceit
Somewhere to live an abundance to eat.

#10 (Reversed Shakespeare)

In much older times what men took from Earth
Was replaced in kind with some other gift
Always it was considered to be of equal worth
Sometimes slaves killed at the end of shift
Man was considerate and simple in his ways
Knowing that nothing is free the user pays.
Now he just rips it of the earth with no thought
Coal, diamonds or gold taking out great wealth
The clean skinned owners think of their own self.
Ignoring it's from Nature that they have bought.
There is no gift left to the Gods thanking them
Brehon ways have been cast out by man
Religion steals and thankfulness they condemn
Who with time forgot this is not his plan.

#11 (Free Verse)

Truth is written on a sheet of paper
Which is folded so we cannot see the message.
The teller speaks and replaces facts with figures
And speak of ideologies professed by vested interests
Because of this everything suffers in the process.
Old trees are cut down and not replaced by new ones
The lungs of the earth are removed like a cancerous growth
The "Rent a crowd" protesters are as bad
These mercenaries lie in front of logging trucks
After their fines are paid, go home to their marijuana or chardonnay
And in the morning, return once again to amuse the media
Selling more papers, so more tree have to be felled
And the Media Baron smiles and drinks his whisky sour.
He is truly believing in his minds deceit

#12 (Blank Verse Sonnet)

We are not kings and we never shall be gods
But see vast petrol tankers criss cross the world
Taking out of the Earth what cannot be put back
All the time seeking more, regardless of life
The petrol oceans will, in time be drained
The Barons of Power will rape elsewhere
And we their servants encourage their acts,
Calling them Kings and worship their sins.
Satan looks at our acts and laughs at God,
Who gave us a place to live and food to eat
We had only to share it and follow one rule
And thus today the greedy make the rules
The sons of Cain have taken over the world
Stating all this, has been given to man.
#13 (Pantoum Sonnet)

Ignoring that everyday a species dies
The Japanese world is filled with crime
Presenting us with outrageous lies.
Allowing the extinct list to climb.
The Japanese world is filled with crime
Their Whaling ships scour the seas
Forcing the extinct list to climb.
Making profit for their companies.
Their Whaling ships scour the seas
Deaf and blind to the worlds cries
Making profit for their companies.
Typically not feeling humanities.
Deaf and blind to the worlds cries
Ignoring that everyday a species dies.

# Finale (Couplets)

See the world from space how lush and green
But down here the destruction is obscene.
What man has done in the name of gain
Really means civilization has gone insane.
We destroy forests to build new towns
Acting like a bunch of painted clowns.
Cars and trucks we drive pollute the air
But we carry on regardless without a care.
One day soon we will be asked to pay
Faced with the truth what will we say?
It is not to late yet to make amends
A wise person watches what he spends.
Ignore the media for they have biased ties
And all we ever hear are corporate lies.


Teagan de Danaan




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