The Simplicity of Nature’s Art


“Nature is what we know, yet have not art to say;

so impotent our wisdom is to her simplicity.”

[Emily Dickinson]



But the wisdom from above is pure first of all;

it is also peaceful, gentle, and friendly;

it is full of compassion and produces a harvest of good deeds;

it is free from prejudice and hypocrisy.

[James 3:17 – GNT]



Published by Carol

A freelance writer of fiction and non-fiction living on the West Coast of Canada.

11 thoughts on “The Simplicity of Nature’s Art

  1. The eternal struggle of man is to “attempt” to duplicate or even try to translate that which nature gives us … free for the beholder. Thanks so much, Carol. Emily is one of my most beloved poets 🙂

  2. I appreciate all your comments today, thank you. Karen asks about the flower and it’s an anemone… specifically, a “Whirlwind” anemone. They come in white and pink varieties, and are tall perennials, blooming late in September every year.

    1. Thanks, Jen. Yes, that’s a photo from last fall taken with my old camera. Now that the anemone are in bloom again I should take another with my new camera and compare the quality.

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