Nature

The wonder of nature is a marvellous beauty which inspires many lives, It represents the circle of life in all its glory. Our verses help capture our feelings of this beautiful subject.

Verses

The Meeting of the Waters(277)

There is not in this wide world a valley so sweet 
As that vale in whose bosom the bright waters meet!
Oh the last rays of feeling and life must depart
Ere the bloom of that valley shall fade from my heart


Thomas Moore

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To have and to hold, and then to part(178)

To have and to hold, and then to part,
Is the greatest sorrow of a broken heart.
Too young to die, too precious to lose,
We had no choice, we couldn't choose.
In thoughts we see you just the same,
With love and pride we speak your name,
You are never more than a thought away;
We love and remember you every day.
Every flower and leaf may wither,
Each evening sun may set
The hearts that loved and lost
Are the ones that will never forget.
I try so hard to hide,
Some people say as time goes by
The heartache will subside.
But the feelings in our hearts today
Are the same as the day you died.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
Your parting caused such pain
But the greatest day has yet to come,
When we will meet again.

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Look for me in rainbows(071)

Time for me to go now, I won’t say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, way up in the sky.
In the morning sunrise when all the world is new,
Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.
 
Time for me to leave you, I won’t say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, high up in the sky.
In the evening sunset, when all the world is through,
Just look for me and love me, and I’ll be close to you.
 
It won’t be forever, the day will come and then
My loving arms will hold you, when we meet again.
 
Time for us to part now, we won’t say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, shining in the sky.
Every waking moment, and all your whole life through
Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.
 
Just wish me to be near you,
And I’ll be there with you.
 
Vicki Brown

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Remember Me - Anon(267)

To the living, I am gone.
To the sorrowful, I will never return.
To the angry, I was cheated,
But to the happy, I am at peace,
And to the faithful, I have never left.
I cannot speak, but I can listen,
I cannot be seen, but I can be heard.
So as you stand upon the shore,
Gazing at a beautiful sea, remember me.
As you look in awe at a mighty forest
And its grand majesty, remember me
Remember me in your hearts,
In your thoughts, and the memories of
The times we loved, the times we cried,
The battles we fought and the times we laughed
For if you always think of me,
I will have never gone.

Anon

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They say there is a reason(017)

They say there is a reason.
They say that time will heal,
But neither time or reason,
Will change the way we feel.
 
For no one knows the heartache,
That lies behind our smiles,
No one knows how many times,
We have broken down and cried.
 
We want to tell you something,
So there won’t be any doubt,
You’re so wonderful to think of,
But so hard to do without.
 
There is no night without a dawning,
No Winter without a Spring,
And beyond death’s dark horizon,
Our hearts once more will sing.
 
For those who leave us for a while,
Have only gone away
Out of a restless careworn world,
Into a “Brighter day”.

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Behind the Gates of Heaven(231)

Behind the Gates of Heaven.
There’s someone special there,
A loving gentle Father,
Who always used to care,
Look around your garden Lord,
For a man with a smile,
That’s my precious Father, Lord,
He must stand out a mile,
Hold him in your arms Lord,
And treasure him with care,
For you have in your possession,
A father beyond compare.

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Footprints in the sand(019)

One night a man had a dream.
He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand;
one belonging to him, and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of his life flashed before him,
he looked back at the footprints in the sand.
He noticed that many times along the path of his life
there was only one set of footprints.
He also noticed that it happened
at the very lowest and saddest times of his life.
This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it.
“Lord, You said that once I decided to follow You,
You’d walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that
during the most troublesome times of my life,
there is only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why when I needed You most You would leave me?”
The Lord replied, “My precious, precious child.
I love you and I would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints,
it was when I carried you.” 
 
Author unknown.

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I am writing this from Heaven(029)

I am writing this from Heaven,
Where I dwell with God above,
Where there’s no more tears or sadness,
There is just eternal love.
 
The day I had to leave you,
When my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me,
And said ‘I welcome you’.
 
Please do not be unhappy,
Just because I’m out of sight.
Remember that I’m with you,
Every morning, noon and night.
 
But one thing is for certain,
Though my life on earth is over,
I am closer to you now,
Than I ever was before.
 
When you are walking down the street,
And you’ve got me on your mind,
I’m walking in your footsteps,
Only half a step behind.
 
And when you feel that gentle breeze,
Or the wind upon your face,
That’s me giving you a great big hug,
Or just a soft embrace.

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Our father was a farmer(263)

Our father was a farmer,
His heart was in the soil
It’s there he found his solace,
Among the grimy toil.
He planted the seed in springtime,
The spuds, the beans, the hay,
He prayed that God would bless them,
A harvest, Lord, he prayed.
He tilled and cultivated them,
Provided the most tender care,
Believed that come October,
He’d reap a harvest fair.
Blue skies were his cathedral,
A tractor, his altar of prayer,
God met him in the hayfields,
They had communion there.
Our father was a farmer
That’s all he ever was.
The values that the land taught him,
He handed down to us.
We loved our farmer father -
We’re thankful, he was ours,
We pray that God will bless him,
Today and for all time.

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God’s Garden(049)

God looked around His garden
And found an empty place.
He then looked down
Upon the earth,
And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering.
He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough,
And the hills were hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids,
And whispered “Peace be Thine”.
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn’t go alone
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.

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Remember Me(067)

Don’t remember me with sadness,
Don’t remember me with tears;
Remember all the laughter
We’ve had throughout the years.
 
Then when the summer sunshine
Awakes the flowers in bloom,
I’ll walk that light from Heaven,
Around the corners of every room.
 
Do the things we did before,
The same in every way;
Just whisper a little prayer to me,
At the dawn of every day.
 
Just think of me as present,
Don’t think of me as past;
For my love is a blessing
In death it still can last.
 
Forget your troubles and your worries,
They are mine for ever more;
I’ll watch and care and love you,
From Heaven’s open door.
 
And when your road gets rough and rocky,
Or you’re down and need a crutch;
Remember I’m right beside you,
Just an inch too short to touch.

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Walk Alone(194)

Should you go first and I remain,
to walk the road alone,
I’ll live in memories garden, dear,
with happy days we’ve known.
In spring I’ll wait for roses red,
when faded, the lilacs blue.
In early fall when brown leaves fall,
I’ll catch a glimpse of you.
I’ll hear your voice, I’ll see your smile,
though blindly I may grope,
the memory of your helping hand
will buoy me on with hope.
Should you go first and I remain,
one thing I’ll have you do:
walk slowly down that long long path,
for soon I’ll follow you.
I want to know each step you take,
so I may take the same.
For someday down that lonely road,
you’ll hear me call your name.

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Irish Blessing(165)

May there always be work for your hands to do,
May your purse always hold a coin or two.
May the sun always shine on your window pane,
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you,
Their hearts full of warmth and gladness to cheer you.

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Rose Beyond The Wall(111)

A rose once grew where all could see,
Sheltered beside a garden wall.
And, as the days passed swiftly by,
It spread its branches, straight and tall...
 
One day, a beam of light shone through,
A crevice that had opened wide
The rose bent gently toward it's warmth,
Then passed beyond to the other side...
 
Now, you who deeply feel its loss,
Be comforted the rose blooms there
Its beauty even greater now,
Nurtured by God's own loving care.

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God saw the road was getting rough(030)

God saw the road was getting rough,
The hill was hard to climb,
He gently closed your weary eyes,
And whispered “Peace be Thine”.

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Ten Commandments for Fishing(195)

Thou shalt have no other sports before fishing.
Thou shalt proudly boast of thy catch.
Thou shalt exaggerate wildly about the one that got away.
Thou shalt no sleep past dawn.
Thou shalt clean thy own catch.
Thou shalt not give away the secret of thy success.
Thou shalt honor the ones too smart to be caught.
Thou shalt practice the sport as often as possible.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s reel.
Thou shalt not reveal the source of thy catch.
Thou shalt give thanks to God, creator of all nature, for the catch of the day.

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A Letter from Heaven(053)

When my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me,
And said “I welcome you”.
Please do not be unhappy,
Just because I’m out of sight,
Remember that I’m with you,
Every morning, noon and night.
And when you feel that gentle breeze,
Or the wind upon your face,
That’s me giving you a great big hug,
Or just a soft embrace.
And when it’s time for you to go,
From that body to be free,
Remember you’re not going
You are coming here to me.
P.S. God sends his love.

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Do not stand at my grave and weep(054)

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning hush,
I am the uplifting rush
Of quiet birds’ encircled flight;
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.

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Our hands reached across the sea(168)

Our hands reached across the sea,
And through the moonlit skies,
We calmed the raging seas at last,
With our gentle sighs.
No more pain or misery,
Our lives torn apart,
You brought me to your world with you,
To mend my broken heart.
You whispered in my ear to come,
I could not ignore your call,
I gave to you myself that night,
I gave to you my all.
Good bye to friends and family,
Do not mourn us now,
For we are free among the stars,
We take our final bow.
As gentle breeze and memory,
We caress all who touched our lives,
With God's prayer, love and tranquillity,
We look down with loving eyes.

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When the sun rises in all its glory(180)

When the sun rises in all its glory
To brighten up the sky
That's when we'll remember
Saying our last goodbye.
 
When corn in the fields turns golden brown
And in the distance a horse is heard neighing
We'll turn an ear into the breeze
And hear every word your saying
 
On long summer walks
When we pause and rest a while
We'll turn our face skywards, close our eyes and see you smile.
 
And now you're in that place
Where one day we all hope to be,
Do me one small favour ...
Save a place for me

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Remember Me(226)

Remember me whenever you see a sunrise.
Remember me whenever you see a star.
Remember me whenever you see a rainbow,
or woods in Autumn colors from afar.
Remember me whenever you see roses,
or seagulls sailing high in a sky of blue.
Remember me whenever you see waves
shining in the sun. Remember me and
I’ll be remembering you! Remember me
whenever you see a teardrop or meadows
still wet with morning dew. Remember
me when you feel love growing in your
heart and remember I’ll be remembering
you!

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I wandered lonely as a cloud(045)

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
 
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
 
(Wordsworth)

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A Wish for a Friend(217)

Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!

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Irish Blessing(215)

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun.
And find your shoulder to light on.
To bring you luck, happiness and riches.
Today, tomorrow and beyond.

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A rose once grew(055)

A rose once grew,
Where all could see,
Sheltered beside a garden wall,
And, as the days passed
Swiftly by,
It spread its branches,
Straight and tall….
 
One day, a beam of light
Shone through a crevice
That had opened wide -
The rose bent gently
Toward its warmth
Then passed beyond
To the other side….
 
Now, you who deeply feel its loss,
Be comforted -
The rose blooms there -
Its beauty even greater now,
Nurtured by God’s
Own loving care.

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Think(175)

Think
Of stepping on the shore
and finding it heaven;
Of taking hold of a hand
and finding it God’s hand;
Of breathing a new air
and finding it celestial air;
Of feeling invigorated
and finding it immortality;
Of passing from storm
and tempest to an unknown calm;
Of waking - and finding you’re Home.

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Another Leaf Has Fallen(182)

Another leaf has fallen,
another soul has gone.
But still we have God's promises,
in every robin's song.
For he is in His heaven,
and though He takes away,
He always leaves to mortals,
the bright sun's kindly ray.
He leaves the fragrant blossoms,
and lovely forest, green.
And gives us new found comfort,
when we on Him will lean.

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How often has a flower(116)

How often has a flower,
Or a crystal summer sky,
Brought golden reflections,
Of happy times gone by!

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For how often does a sunset(115)

For how often does a sunset,
Bring nostalgic thought to mind,
Of moments that our
loved one shared,
In days now left behind.

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The world may never notice(119)

The world may never notice
If a Snowdrop doesn't bloom,
Or even pause to wonder
If the petals fall too soon.
But every life that ever forms,
Or ever comes to be,
Touches the world
in some small way
For all eternity.
~Author Unknown

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A Way of Life(050)

I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do,
Or any kindness that I can show to
Any fellow creature,
Let me do it now . . .
For I shall not pass this way again.

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Taps(186)

Day is done, gone the sun,
from the hills, from the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
safely rest, all is well.
Fading light dims the sight,
and a star gems the sky,
Gleaming bright from afar,
drawing nigh, falls the night.
Dear one, rest!

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The Road Not Taken(199)

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
 
by Robert Frost

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A garden of beautiful memories(131)

A garden of beautiful memories,
 sprayed with a million tears.

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What is this life if full of care(174)

What is this life if full of care
We have no time to stand and stare?
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep, or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this, if full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
 
William Henry Davies 1871 - 1940

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Butterfly Kisses(270)

Don’t cry for me please don’t be sad
Hold on to the memories of the times we both had
Don’t dwell on dark thoughts hold on tight to your wishes
Sending you hugs and butterfly kisses.
 
I walk beside you I am there all day long
I am right here but you think I am gone
You don’t see me but I can see you
What ever the problems I will help get you through
 
I am the wind in your hair the sand in your toes
Butterfly kisses that you feel on your nose
I am with you at sunrise and in sunset
But you can’t see me is my one regret.
 
I sit right beside you when you are sad
As you look through the photos of times we both had
I watch you sleeping I hold you so tight
Before I go I kiss you goodnight.
 
I will watch over you from heaven above
Forever you will be my one true love
Hold on to your dreams and all your wishes
Sending you hugs and butterfly kisses.

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