What are some famous poems about nature?



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    Basically anything by Robert Frost.  “Nothing Gold Can Stay” is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful. 

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    Emily Dickenson has quite a few poems about nature, one I like is “I thought that nature was enough”.

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    “Birds of Passage” by Longfellow and “Daffodils” by Wordsworth are a couple of my favorites. Other nature writers include Robert Frost and Robert Bridges.

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    When i saw this question i laughed and knew I had to respond.  junior year of high school my teacher made us critically  analyze the poem Nature Can Do No More, by Emily Dickenson.  Apparently it is supposed to be about our deep disconnect with nature….however, I still have NO CLUE what she is talking about.  maybe you can try and interoperate…

    Nature can do no more
    She has fulfilled her Dyes
    Whatever Flower fail to come
    Of other Summer days
    Her crescent reimburse
    If other Summers be
    Nature’s imposing negative
    Nulls opportunity —

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    The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost.  My all-time favorite! He is clearly well-known for his nature poems 🙂

    TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
    And sorry I could not travel both
    And be one traveler, long I stood
    And looked down one as far as I could
    To where it bent in the undergrowth;         5
    Then took the other, as just as fair,
    And having perhaps the better claim,
    Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
    Though as for that the passing there
    Had worn them really about the same,         10
    And both that morning equally lay
    In leaves no step had trodden black.
    Oh, I kept the first for another day!
    Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
    I doubted if I should ever come back.         15
    I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference

    My brother studied the poem in an English class, and while the majority believe Mr. Frost is making reference to choices made and where it takes you, apparently he disguised the meaning of the poem and it is intended to depict something totally different. 

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    I agree wit greengenie.  Nothing Gold Can Stay” is a beautiful poem and one of my favorites.  Anything by Robert Frost is a great example of environmental literature.  

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    I’ve always loved this poem by Emily Dickinson, who obviously loves nature. It’s called “from Cocoon forth a Butterfly”

    From Cocoon forth a Butterfly
    As Lady from her Door
    Emerged—a Summer Afternoon—
    Repairing Everywhere—

    Without Design—that I could trace
    Except to stray abroad
    On Miscellaneous Enterprise
    The Clovers—understood—

    Her pretty Parasol be seen
    Contracting in a Field
    Where Men made Hay—
    Then struggling hard
    With an opposing Cloud—

    Where Parties—Phantom as Herself—
    To Nowhere—seemed to go
    In purposeless Circumference—
    As ’twere a Tropic Show—

    And notwithstanding Bee—that worked—
    And Flower—that zealous blew—
    This Audience of Idleness
    Disdained them, from the Sky—

    Till Sundown crept—a steady Tide—
    And Men that made the Hay—
    And Afternoon—and Butterfly—
    Extinguished—in the Sea— 

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