Nature's Canvas.

I sit upon the hill

And there all around me

I see natures beauty,

I see the greens of the fields,

I see the browns of the trees.


I look up to the sky,

And there all above me

I see the blues of the sky,

I see the whites of the clouds


With such wonderful beauty surrounding me.

I sit there and realise,

Realise that I am so lucky,

So lucky to see it all,

All of Natures artwork,

Shown to me

On Nature’s vast canvas,

For my absolute enjoyment.


  • orchidee

    A fine write Gold. I will go sit on the hill, if a dry day.

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you Orchi. Even in the rain they are wonderful.

    • Michael Edwards

      That's what I love about this country and those type of views are just at the end of my Lane - great reflective piece.

      • Goldfinch60

        Thank you Michael. Yes I too am fortunate as those views are very close to me as well.

      • Fay Slimm.

        Your words are inspiring and gratitude shines through every line of this ode to the gift Nature offers to those who just sit and look. Thank you dear Andy for this lovely first read of my day.

        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you Fay, nature is so wonderful and just to sit and look at it around you is so inspiring.

        • Neville

          when ya put it like that, we are all so very lucky, but it is so nice to be reminded.....


          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you Neville, some people do look but few actually see.

            • Neville

              too true...

            • Lorna

              It's like being at the absolute pinnacle of museums at no cost!

            • dusk arising

              Beautiful isn't it. How many years we took it all for granted though.

              And now theres another wind blowing because we realise we must now protect it for our childrens childrens children. They will see this world with their eyes and hopefully share our love of it and value it. But we must pass it on to them in good condition.

              • Goldfinch60

                Yes d a if us up to us to leave them the beauty of the world as we have seen it.

              • Suresh

                In my book "Forces of Creation - Scriptures," the very first definition is for Space - an eternal void, total vacuum, a reflective canvas.
                A canvas is a surface that reflects what is created and how it is perceived, which your poem has painted in color.

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you Suresh, that canvas is there for us all to use with our seeing and our imagination.

                • ANGELA & BRIAN

                  Thanks UNCLE ANDY : ANGELA HERE : As you know I am a Pianist and this recording has inspired me to practice more : there is a Keyboard in the Apartment Ruth & I are sharing. Lovely Pianist : Lovely touch : Lovely composition ! Its just gone 8am (Thursday) here and I am picking Mama & Papa up at 10 am : we have a Vineyard visit planned : with Lunch @ Noon ! They are really enjoying AUCKLAND ! Weather today Sunny 15C (60F). Not bad considering its the start of Winter. PAPA wanted to be here when the grapes were being processd into WINE !
                  Love your POEM : The KIWIS & the MAORIS are very very Conservation Conscious and the whole Country is Nuclear Free ! There are hundreds of Wind Turbines which the Maoris hate ! There is lots of awesome Scenary here and each person has 15 times more space than in the UK : HEAVEN : I say to myself (and anyone else who will listen !) *What a Wonderful World* Thanks for sharing !

                  Blessings & Peace & Love to You & JOYCE
                  Yours as ALWAYS : ANGELA 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Thank you Angela, the Native American People’s also value the glory of nature’s wonder.

                  • Jo March

                    It is such a beautiful poem! I think you capture one of the most important responses we should have to the world we live in and life in general: appreciation. We are so blessed to be surrounded by "Nature's vast canvas". Thank you so much for this lovely poem.

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Thank you for your wonderful response Jo, it is much appreciated.

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