Category Archives: Nature Poetry

Alone on a Mountaintop – Wolf Ridge Poet Society

Sixty teenagers ranging in age from 11 – 17 years old in the Northwoods. If you would like to be inspired and feel a burst of creative energy, read what is in the heart of these children. Listening, looking, and … Continue reading

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Otter Dreams

Three poets, Jeff Saslow, Rich Kessler, and Christina Gregory try to find light and balance during the darkness of winter and the stress of everyday life. Join them, as they express their connection to Nature through the written word.                                                                                        … Continue reading

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Autumn Winds

Poets at Gatewood School open their hearts to the changing season. Photos contributed by Gatewood 5th graders. This wonderful student opportunity was funded by the Gatewood PTO. Rob Evers The maple A fallen friend. Decaying slowly Tree huggers crying Rest … Continue reading

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White Fire at Wolf Ridge

What do you get when you mix: Hopkins Field Biology Class + the beautiful northwoods + O2?     I am the dark but glistening water I am the hard and ancient rock beneath you I am the trees and … Continue reading

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Flooded Banks

Fourteen teenagers face the wilds of the swollen Minnesota River and try to be true to their art and creativity.   I am drowning. I slowly sink deeper into a dark abyss. This weight getting heavier Dragging me Deeper and … Continue reading

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The Wolf Within – A Poet’s Heart

(Editor’s note) Karen’s voice is one of guardianship and caring for the Earth. It is a voice that we all need to pay more attention to. When I finished reading her book, I felt awakened and emotionally shaken. Karen Shragg … Continue reading

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Frozen River

Morning hike – a little unsure of the new formed ice Hidden beauty, frozen in time   Memories of a summer long gone The inner space of a frozen river   Elaborate art installations litter the river walk  Unexpected gifts … Continue reading

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Poetry Haiku

Haiku Is a way of seeing the world. Each haiku can capture a moment of an experience An instant when the ordinary Suddenly reveals its inner beauty. Each poem is 3 lines Line 1: 5 syllables Line 2: 7 Syllables … Continue reading

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Poetry-Cinquain

Cinquain Line 1 One word that names an idea, a feeling  a thing Line 2  Two words that describe it ( what it looks like or feels like) Line 3  Three words which tell what it is doing, has done … Continue reading

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Poetry Day 1 – Metaphor, Simile, and Personification

        Listening, looking, and wondering Blades of tall grass reach for my foot And a gentle breeze ruffles by hair My spirit soars like the hawk gliding overhead A fern beckons me, like nature’s hand And bird’s … Continue reading

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