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Nature’s Dance

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Last week, I attended a writer’s conference in Kentucky. I went there to learn how to write from my heart as I am a scientist and am used to writing in terms of facts, not feelings. I absolutely LOVED this retreat, and I learned more in one week than in all the years I have been a writer. The retreat was led my author Paula D’Arcy. She has written many books, and I highly recommend them.

While there, I wrote a little poem about nature and dancing. I have since added on to this poem and wanted to share it with you. This is my first attempt at poetry. Hope you enjoy it!

Through the open, time-worn window,

I watch as a lush willow tree sways in the gentle wind

Like the delicate movements of a ballerina

As she moves gracefully across the open stage.

Two squirrels dance the pas de deux

As they swiftly chase each other across the dense emerald grass

Performing an allégro of frappés, chassés, and assemblés.

A cat performs an energetic pas de chat

While trying to catch its elusive prey.

As the angelic sounds of songbirds fill the air,

Small moss-green leaves drop to the ground in mini-pirouettes.

A red bird catches my eye.

He performs a demi-plié before launching into an elegant flight

Gliding gloriously through the air in a grand adagio

Against a backdrop of breath-taking azure.

The dance of nature.

Beautifully choreographed.

In perfect harmony.


©Maria Yeager, 2017



  1. Ellen Greer says:

    Hi Maria. I just came across this. I’m a poet/writer/editor, and lover of all things art.
    This is beautifully written. It’s very impressive, especially because, but not only because, it’s your first poem. It stands alone as an eloquently crafted composition.
    I encourage you to embrace this new-found talent.

    • yeagerm193 says:

      Thank you! I haven’t had too much time on my hands lately, but I do intend on writing more poetry. I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would! Thanks for the encouragement, and I will be sure to check out your site 🙂

  2. sherrillynn says:

    Lovely poem about the dance of nature!

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