Posts Tagged ‘nature’

Do you believe in Magic?

October 20, 2015 4 comments

You have been transformed into a mystical being that has the ability to do magic. Describe your new abilities in detail. How will you use your new skills?

Magic is all around you
If you listen to your heart beat
IF you have a moment to see
The countless wonders unfold

The magic of the morning sun
Wiping the darkness of the night
The magic of flowers in full bloom
Transformed from teeny buds

The magic of vast fields of green grass
Swaying in the light breeze
The magic of birds flying in harmony
In the azure skies above

The magic of a mothers love
Patient, selfless and sincere
The magic in a childs smile
Innocent, bright and wondrous

There is no need for mythical beasts
To fool me by illusion
When I am inspired every moment
By your awesome, unfathomable, creation
© copyright, skm

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Interplanet Janet

April 13, 2015 Leave a comment

You get to design your own planet: tell us all about your planet — the weather, the seasons, the inhabitants. Go. 

I would try to preserve the greenery on my planet rather than design an artificial ecosystem. Nature’s cycle would not be disturbed to give way to our ambitions wrecking havoc and disorder. There would be growth and development but with careful consideration to our nature.

Nature is an embodiment of infinite love. She just gives us all we need and does not take anything in return. We have to build our planet with  nature at the centre of everything we do. In this way we can reap immense rewards as nature will only bless us with bountiful rain and wonderful weather all year round.

Reducing, reusing and recycling will be practiced in schools and become a habit of our citizens. In this way we will not pollute our beaches and our habitat. It is the responsibility of the inhabitants to preserve the beauty and greenery on our planet. They would do this through education, empowerment and rewards.

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Pencil art – Nature

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Fearful Symmetry

October 2, 2013 Leave a comment

Pick a letter, any letter. Now, write a story, poem, or post in which every line starts with that letter.Photographers, artists, poets: show us SYMMETRY.




They call it fibonacci
Though I am bewildered
The patterns in nature
Those intricate designs

The butterflies wings
The snail shell
The veins on a leaf
The stripes on a zebra

The human body
That is a perfect symmetry
There isn’t anything in nature
That does not make you wonder!


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Day 08 — If I could afford it, the piece of famous artwork you would find in my home is…

April 7, 2012 5 comments

I am inspired by paintings of nature. I love to look at the clouds, the stars the sun, moon or landscapes and I am amazed at the beauty of landscapes and it makes me think how beautiful our creator is if his creation is so beautiful.

Sometimes I love to draw or write poetry on nature and I also like to read poetry on nature.


I would love to have a nature painting by Vincent Van Gogh like ‘The Harvest’ or ‘Starry Night’.

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Man has soared into space
Built giant skyscrapers
Harnessed the power of the tides
Built roads and highways
robots and  supercomputers,
Resorts and theme parks
And understood artificial intelligence

He flies in jets
Owns yachts
Drives a porsche
And lives in palatial bungalows
He has made billions
Servants at his beck and call
Yet why is there a void?

In  the countryside
Time stands still
Cattle graze listlessly in the green pasture
Farmers sing an invocation to nature
while they plough the field
And when its harvest time
They’re content with what they reap

© copyright skm, 22nd June, 2011

Live and let live

June 17, 2011 7 comments

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Nature is full of examples of animals that help each other to co-exist.  This is termed symbiosis.

1)   Hermit crab and sea anemone:

Sea anemones hitchhike on the back of hermit crabs, scoring a ride across the seabed and extending their tentacles to eat the crab’s leftovers. Crabs actively recruit these passengers. After poking an anemone with its pincers – causing it to release its grip from its current home – the crab holds it in place so the anemone can reattach to the crab’s own shell. In return, the anemones fend off hungry octopuses and other predators using their barbed tentacles. The crabs return the favour by driving away creatures that eat anemones, such as starfish and fireworms.

2) Bees and orchids:

Male orchid bees collect perfume from a wide variety of South- and Central American neotropical orchids, and turn this into chemical signals called pheromones. In the process, orchid pollen is conveniently attached to the bee’s back, where it can subsequently rub off onto female parts of other flowers. The process is vital for orchid reproduction. Scientists aren’t yet sure what orchid bees do with their perfume-based pheromones. The potent concoction may attract females, be used to mark territories, or it may just smell awfully good.

3)    Goby fish and snapping shrimp:

In a crafty collaboration, snapping shrimps construct and maintain burrows in the seabed, while the fish stands guard. Sighting potential threats, the fish waggles its tail against the shrimps’ antennae or into the burrow entrance, warning the shrimp of the danger. In return, the fish can call the burrow home, sleeping in it with the shrimp at night and using it as a convenient bolthole in the face of peril.

4)    Cleaner fish:

Cleaner fish then gorge themselves on parasites, mucous and dead tissues from the surface of their client. In addition to a spick and span skin, client fish enjoy a good tickle. It’s partly this rewarding sensation that stops the client fish gobbling up the cleaner fish

There are numerous examples of such type of symbiosis in nature.

Man is supposed to be the most evolved when compared to such animals in that he is gifted with an intellect to reason and think.  However, in his greed he forgets even his fellow men and exhibits the trait of selfishness.  If we can imbibe a few lessons from this marvellous co-existence among animals in nature for mutual benefit – wouldn’t this world be a better place?


The Essence

April 30, 2011 17 comments


From the moment we open our eyes
To the instant that we sleep at night
A miracle unfolds in front of us
And yet we are oblivious

The clouds at dawn rise
And the sun rays shine through
Dew drops on flowers shine
And birds fly high into the sky

The inspiring beauty of morning
The ball of fire rising
A gentle wind blows by
Amazing , wondrous and spectacular

Looking at natures splendour
My mind cant help but wonder
If so captivating is your creation
Then how infinite must be your beauty

You are the essence of life
You create, sustain and destroy
The life force that enlivens everyone
Unborn, indestructible and immutable

Inconceivable, pure and eternal
I cannot fathom you
Yet I seek to know you
Every moment of the day

Shower your grace upon us
So that we revel  in your love
So that we may feel your presence
Every moment of our lives

Shower your grace upon us
So that we co-exist with nature
So that we learn to share and care
Every moment of our lives

© copyright, skm,  30th April, 2011

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Sunday sights

April 24, 2011 1 comment
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Japan earthquake

March 13, 2011 1 comment

The earth shook, trembled and shivered
The ground cracked, highways were torn asunder
Houses collapsed and buildings fell
A resilient nation was brought to its knees

A giant tsunami rose from the waters
Engulfing all within its path
Cars, ships, trains and houses
Piled up amidst the rubble

People stood and watched in shock
The world witnessed shocking images
Natures fury at its play
Lives lost, broken and shattered

The earth has finally gone to sleep
Leaving rubble in a heap
Tears and cries of survivors
And bodies of  the dead

Japan, Land of the Rising Sun
Your spirit still strong
Rise like a phoenix from the ashes
And carry on your song

© copyright skm, March 13, 2011

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