The Wisdom of Nature

 Penitent weeper,
Why weep you on this dew-kissed morning
When life so justly fills every crevice.
Prostrate yourself not
Before the idols of man.
Man knows little enough
And of that,
Respects not
That which he cannot use easily
And without mercy.
Rather, dry your eyes
The better to clearly see
Stand, the better to be closer to the sun
and feel its light fill your face.
See the person who shines before you
and know who you are.

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2011 


  1. I really like this poem--it seems to awaken something inside my heart. Cheers, Jenn.

  2. smiles...nice play on the weeper and the wish that they turn to the sun and remember who they are...nice wisdom in that...

  3. Very, very nice. Good to see you taking part in dverse openlinknight again! Did you to to the Poets United pages? They have blogs to try every day of the week if you wish to take part in them.

  4. Truly great verse, one should always be themselves and truly see who they are and not what someone else wants them to be.

  5. Gives me feeling of hope in spite of everything.

  6. ..and know who you are.. great ending to a fine poem...and a "key feature" for sure...just one you can't order somewhere and sometimes it's a long way to go before we really know...and see..

  7. "Why weep you on this dew-kissed morning
    When life so justly fills every crevice."

    What a beautiful use of language.
    This poem moved me.

    (suzy @ somewhere a melody)

  8. well written, and reads well. Leavened with naturalistic philosophy.

    Yes, mankind has much remorse, doesn't it.

    nice piece...thanks for sharing with us.

  9. an eloquent and beautifully stated poem. I wonder if you're familiar with Rilke's work; he writes in this style and I've been writing "variations" inspired by his lines. xxxj

  10. Dear Audrey, an award awaits you on my blog. Pick it up, visit it, or keep singing instead. Just wanted to say well done. Cheers -Kelly

  11. Excellent work speaking volumes of wisdom. Well penned.

  12. Hello,
    How is your day?

    Glad to land here,
    Amazing poetic muses shared,

    Welcome joining us for poets rally week 57,
    A random poem or a free verse is okay.
    Hope to see you in.

    Happy Thursday.


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