We all are living in a planet called Earth.  This planet Earth is clean and filled with many beautiful and attractive things in the form of Nature.  Nature is more than our friend.  Nature gives us air, water, foods, place to build our house to live in.  It also provides fruits, vegetables, trees, plants, flowers etc. etc. to help us to lead a comfortable life. 

But – sometimes a feeling comes, what all are we doing for the Nature?  Are we exploiting the Nature or are we contributing something for its benefit and its improvement.  This is a big and serious question.  Sometimes it seems that this Earth is in big danger.  Are we (the human beings) the main reason for its danger?  May I request you please to think over and find out whether this is true or false?  

Whatever it may be – the beauty of this planet Earth and the beauty of the Nature is decreasing day by day.  It seems, as if the Nature is angry and through its various actions and reactions want to convey some messages or want to teach one or two lessons to us.  Unfortunately – even though we know many things, understand many things, but behave as if we know nothing.  We, for our happiness and progress and for our own selfish motive, doing many unwanted things against the Earth and Nature. Starting from polluting the environment, polluting air, cutting trees, cutting the soil to dig out ores and mineral wealth.  We are so greedy that we are unable to control our senses and continue to harm the Nature. 

How long can this continue?  Time and again the serious question about harming the Nature will be asked to us.  The answer to this should be given by us only.  It has been experienced that sometimes in some places there is too much of rain, severe cold or extreme heat is experienced.  Also in some places what all were  normally happening has totally stopped and there is a visible change.  Really the Nature is changing a lot. 

Few questions do crop up….. 

Nature is our friend or foe?
Are we friend or foe of Nature? 

There is no need to give answer to these questions.  The thing needed is to maintain our friendship with Nature and keep it intact for long.  If we are unable to do this, please remember – our existence may be in danger. Also please remember that Nature is our priceless treasure and this is the gift of God.  We all have to keep its beauty intact.  With full care and concern we have to keep the balance of the ecosystem cycle.  This is very vital and we have to understand this.  

Now, let us try to understand the Nature with some relevant poems and few related quotations. 

Poem on Nature 1 – Take Care of Nature 
Oh! My dear friends
Please take care of Nature
Nature will certainly take care of you
If you try to torture Nature
Nature will show its dangerous and devastating mood
The unwanted things that never happened
Will certainly happen on many days
Please remember and bear in mind
The mankind may perish and have to count its days.


This poem is not a caution or warning.  It is the bitter truth.  In the beginning of this New Year – let us take vow, not to harm the Nature.  To appreciate this topic further, we will have mixture of poems and quotations from the fertile brains of famous people. 

Quotations on Nature : 

  1. There is more pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more…..Lord Byron. 
  1. I have always regarded Nature as the clothing of God. ….Alan Hovhaness. 
  1. In every walk of Nature one receives far more than he sees. …John Muir.


Poem on Nature 2 – Nature Changing Nature 

The Nature is changing its nature
Sometimes we are unable to enjoy
Seasons like Winter and Spring
Who has done this? Where have they gone?
Who is responsible for this?
Perhaps: we cannot blame Nature for any of these things.


Quotations on Nature : 

  1. Look deep into Nature and then you will understand everything better. …Albert Einstein. 
  1. I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of Nature. …Paulo Coelho. 
  1. The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep. ….Robert Frost.


Poem on Nature 3 – Are We Misbehaving With Nature? 

Nature has started attacking and giving pain
Also wondering and worried about the situation like surrendering itself
Unnatural rain in Chennai and Bengaluru
Chocking pollution in Delhi
There is no presence of cold in Kolkata and Mumbai
Dear Friends!
Are we misbehaving with the Nature
Or – Nature is misbehaving with us
Please think, understand and tell us please
What’s going on here, there and everywhere?


Quotations on Nature : 

  1. Sunset is still favourite colour, and rainbow is second…..Mattie Stepanek. 
  1. Study Nature, love Nature, stay close to Nature. It will never fail you. ….Frank Lloyd Wright. 
  1. Youth is the gift of Nature, but age is a work of art…..Stanislaw Jerzy Lec.


Poem on Nature 4 – Call For Peace With Nature 

Nature’s furious dance we see now and then
Why are we not worried
Why we don’t lose our sleep
After witnessing dangerous move of Nature in many places
Why we are not worried
And do something to stop destabilization of our life
To stop devastation of Nature’s fury
And call for peace with Nature.


Quotations on Nature : 

  1. External Nature is only internal Nature writ large…Swami Vivekananda. 
  1. Nature’s beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude….Louie Schwartzberg. 
  1. O, wind, if winter comes

Can spring be far behind? …Percy Bysshe Shelley.


Poem on Nature 5 – Don’t Dare To Fight With Nature

Nobody can compel or force the Nature
It’s very powerful and moves in its own way
Don’t dare to fight with Nature
It can finish this earth within seconds for ever.


Quotations on Nature : 

  1. Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. …Albert Camus. 
  1. Trees are the earth’s endless efforts to speak to the listening heaven. …Rabindra Nath Tagore. 
  1. A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature…Lucius Annaeus Seneca.


Friends, how do you find this journey?  Not in the jungles, rivers or mountains – but in the jungle of quotations on Nature (including human nature).  Also you could find small jungle of (six) short poems.  I feel the poems by me and the quotes by eminent people are like sunshine, flowers and sweet smell to encourage a great life and a meaningful life where we all human beings can stay together in the lap of Nature. 

I think you all will agree that there is a bold and clear message – take care of the Nature, otherwise Nature will not spare you.  Our wellbeing depends a lot on the wellbeing of Nature and this Earth.  If we don’t understand this we are sure to face dire consequences.  Before departing let me share my last poem with you. 

Poem on Nature 6 – Nature’s Beauty

Let us enjoy the beauty of Nature, the fruits of Nature
Let us pass on the same to generation after generation
To save Nature – let us call this our mission or call this our duty
Let us be serious to keep and enhance the Nature’s beauty.


You all beautiful people….
I am confident; you all will surely take care of Mother Earth and Mother Nature.


……Ratikanta Singh