Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wordy Wednesday With Wild Woman: Natural Wonders

A wax rubbing of tree rings and a human fingerprint.
This astounds me.




Our respiratory system, the bronchial tree, 
looks like an upside down tree inside us. 
And trees are the lungs of the planet.
Whoa!


Nature constantly astonishes me. Everything is interconnected in a grand  design that I believe cannot be random. These images show us we are part of a very large system, bigger than we realize, with patterns that are repeated in nature and in our bodies. 

Scientists have discovered a whole universe inside the cell. They tell us that the genetic structure inside our tiny cells - our DNA - stores information about all the species on earth equivalent to 12 sets of Encyclopedia Britannica!* This blows me away.

For today's prompt, the sky's the limit. Write a poem about one of nature's wonders, anything that especially amazes you, big or small. 

Or

Go bigger: tell us how all of its breathtaking design makes you catch your breath in awe. Amaze us with the wonders all around us. Help us see them with new eyes.






15 comments:

The Real Cie said...

I interpreted "amaze" to mean "terrify," and I wrote this little number about the Yellowstone Supervolcano.
The Yellowstone Supervolcano

Kim M. Russell said...

Mine turned into an eco poem, Sherry. I hope that's OK.

Marian said...

Sherry, I'm not sure this counts as a poem or as a reflection on natural wonders, but I'm still trying to play along as April and my energy wanes, LOL. xo

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I am looking forward to reading whatever pops into your consciousness. Smiles. For Poets United, a tree hung with severed ears popped into mine. The spirit flags, by the end of April! Thanks for joining in.

Kerry O'Connor said...

There is more to the inter-connectedness of life than we know. Fascinating post!

I am sharing my second sonnet of the week.

Magaly Guerrero said...

My dearest Sherry, I can never resists chanting the yumminess of nature. So, of course I have to add a wee bit to your prompt.

Debi Swim said...

I love this article and the information you give. Amazing is right.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I am loving the responses - so much to be amazed about, I often wonder that humans dont want around with our mouths hanging open going "Wow!" more often than we do. Wow is a constant, with me.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Walk around, that was supposed to be.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Helloo everyone ❤️ Gosh day 24! I'll swing by in 2-3hrs .. need to make dinner preparations as it's 20:10 PM here. Happy Wednesday!❤️

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Thank you for this astounding information!

As usual I have finished my poem just before bed (a late bedtime at that) and will have to leave reading others until my tomorrow.

Linda Lee Lyberg said...

Hi Everyone! Sherry- thanks for a wonderful prompt, and all the fabulous facts.

tonispencer said...

Thank you for the wonderful and inspirational prompt Sherry!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Thanks for joining in, friends.

Susie Clevenger said...

I wrote my poem early this morning and then forgot to link it. Poem weary