Nature Poetry: “Tree” by Gary R. Hess – A Personification

Sometimes we see the Earth alive and moving. We see it breathing, swaying, walking, running, and even talking to us. “Tree” was one of those times for Gary R. Hess. What the beautiful nature has and what it does for us is remarkable. It is irresistible to write down on paper for the world to read and feel. The author states, “I hope you enjoyed reading this nature poem with its personification as much as I did writing it.”(Continue reading…)

Love Poetry: “Dawn” by Gary R. Hess – A Micropoem

“Dawn” is a short love poem about how hope still exists despite the terrible past relationships and problems which have occurred in the author’s life. This is an upbeat and positive motivational poem where the author states that his life is still beginning (“impending noon”) and that dawn is fading away and the day will be bright (the past is getting farther away and the future will be bright). Too many times do people give up after lost love but not this time!

This four-line poem is written in iambic tetrameter (four feet of unstressed beats followed by a stressed beats), except for the first line which uses trochee (stressed beats followed by unstressed beats), and uses end-rhyme and near-rhyme to end each line (gone/on and own/noon).(Continue reading…)