A celebration of poetry written by members and friends of the MuseItUp Club. Submissions
are invited for this page.*
Inspired by Nature
by Nancy Tufts
I write from deep inside my heart, with words that touch my soul
Where every feathered, whispered sound becomes
a written goal.
From the nectar in the honey that sugar coats my tongue
And all of nature's visuals I seem to be among.
A hummingbird that buzzes by revealing ruby throat.
A butterfly that lingers near and settles on my tote.
bubble swept up by a breeze that has a rainbow's glow.
These are the things that make me scribe, the things I love and
The melodies of chirping birds, carillon's tinkling bells,
A xylophone of icicles that ring in winds that
The artistry of snowflakes with their intricate design,
Wherever inclination leads I follow to incline.
listen for spring peepers and the toads that trill in spring,
Then wait for summer's twilight nights, when crickets start
Soft trickles of a wayside brook, or sparkling silver falls.
It seems I just can't help myself. I have to
write it all.
My scribbles come from sunset hues that melt into the sky,
Where twinkling stars and moonlight meet,
and spirits seems to fly.
The sapphire blue of ocean waves, with edges crested white,
Are all the inspiration that
I'll ever need to write.
I listen for a drop of rain, I see, I smell, I touch!
A raccoon coming down a tree, my
ears are tuned for such.
The shooting stars, Aurora's light, lush berries on a hill,
There's so much more that I could
say and know I surely will,
Nancy Tufts loves to be
creative. Photography and writing poems are two special loves. When she was about twelve she started scribbling poems for
her parents. Nature and humorous poems are her personal favorites. Her joy is in making other people happy by painting beautiful
or humorous pictures in words. Readers acclaim her work, saying her imagery draws them into the poem. Nancy writes from her heart about what she feels within, and when she finishes a poem she hopes readers
feel it too. She is a regular contributor and contest winner at FanStory.com
*Send poetry submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please include the words “Muse Marquee Poetry Submission” in the subject line. Special themes for 2008
are nature, romance and human failings.
The Poets Page is edited by Les Stephenson.