January 28, 2017

My Ode to Nature: a Message of Love. {Poem}


When I think of you I’m absorbed;
Affection moves me, making me feel alive;
Always amazed by my deep appreciation for you, astonished and aroused;
Intensely fascinated and free simply because you’re so calming, you fulfill me.

With you, I’m giggly and glad, gloriously glowing;
Enjoying your good-humor and gracious ways;
Gratified by passions of surrender and a happy state of mind;
Blissful, breathless, and buoyant, I become calm. 

You are the carefree nature that brings me comfort;
Composed and contented by your beauty, shared so effortlessly;
Inquisitively inspired, integrated;
Invigorated, my soul, intensely. 

I am interested in you;
You make me feel depth and passion
Arising only through the light of you;
I am mellow and free, light-hearted with glee.

You make me feel cool;
Curiously being dazzled by your delighted ways;
I am eager to fall into your embrace and be enveloped;
Entangled in words that will never capture your beauty.

When I am with you, I am, always;
Ecstatically magnified by your colorful and energetic presence;
Elated, encouraged, and soothed as I’m overjoyed by your presence and pleasance;
Humbled that you share your quiet radiance with me, love.

With you I am raptured, refreshed, relieved and satisfied;
Securely engrossed by the feeling and the thought of you;
Your simplicity and complexity breeds an enlivening, enthusiastic, and exalted peace;
I am so excited that I know you; I am you.

Exhilarated, touched;
Your being expansively enveloping all that I am, the sea that I see;
Exuberant one, sensitive nature embracing all that I am;
Spellbound by the power that you have over me; I am thankful that I know you.

I am thrilled and delighted in your trusted tranquility;
Life with you is wonderful;
There isn’t anything I want to feel other than how I feel when I am with you, alive;
In nature!


Author: Dr. Matthew Wilburn King

Image: Author’s own

Editor: Ashleigh Hitchcock 


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Dr. Matthew King

Dr. Matthew Wilburn King is an American author, international consultant, and “creative” residing in Boulder, Colorado. Matthew’s ultimate purpose in life is to live, love and learn. He has two decades of experience conducting research and development, leading projects, writing and delivering strategies in the fields of environmental governance, sustainable development, and social entrepreneurship. He’s worked for government, universities, non-profits and the private sector. He consults and advises leaders worldwide.

Matthew has been to every Continent on Earth with the exception of Antarctica, completed expeditions to over 30 countries, lived in five and studied and conducted research in four—completing his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge.

He has published academic and popular literature for the BBC, Journal of Biological Conservation, Marine Policy Journal, Earth Island Journal, World Watch Institute, U.N. Environment Program, U.N. Peacebuilding Commission, One Earth Future Foundation, U.S. Department of State, NOAA Research, Boulder Magazine, Mantra Magazine Yoga + Health, among others, as well as given talks around the world. He was 1/365 Authors selected to contribute to Global Chorus: 365 Voices on the Future of the Planet alongside Dr. Jane Goodall, Nelson Mandela, The 14th Dalai Lama, Stephen Hawking, Maya Angelou, Justin Trudeau, and others.

He is a former US Presidential Management Fellow, a Founding Member of the Environmental Peacebuilding Association, a post-graduate Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a Kinship Conservation Fellow, and a Fellow of the Cambridge Philosophical Society. He is the Founder, President, and Chairman of the COMMON Foundation, serving people, planet, and peace. His biggest journey, thus far, has been his current one, from head to heart. You can find him here at COMMON Foundation, King’s Newsletter, King’s Creations, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Amazon Author Profile