Respected G Jamie Dedes had this special skill and vision for selecting quotes from various authors and preceding them with her own poetic expressions. She dearly loved nature, flowers, tall green trees and gardens, specially the Japanese gardens. She wished to merge her spirit with that of nature and sink deeply into its beauty. Here she quotes from Anne Frank’s famous diary.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
I was greatly inspired and wrote the following lines in response to Jamie Ji’s quote. My poem was featured in Jamie’s “The Poet by Day” blog at www.jamiededes.com on 28th August 2019.
“In the Beginning or In the End, a poem by Anjum Wasim Dar…posted by Jamie Dedes. In Nature, Poem/Poetry.”
In the beginning or in the end, we are but particles unknown, powerless realizing changes that emerge in our soul and spirit, settle in the blood and flesh, becoming one with us, invaders to us, they occupy our spaces, our inner chambers, pollute the air we breathe, but all this is part of the nature that we so dearly love, appreciate and be happy and peaceful with, nature too loves us dearly seeking to possess sometimes abruptly sometimes slowly, silently so quietly that we are caught unawares, sometimes with terror and fear, the strength then lies not in defense but in the bravery to face and fight it, all our prayers merge with the majesty and grandeur of nature, its beauty color and sweet fragrance, combine as love meets love and differences disappear, spaces vanish and glorious heavens appear.
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This is something I always admired of Jamie, her ability and resourcefulness to find just the right quotation for the occasion. She had been doing this since my first recollections of her blog (which used to be called ‘Musing by Moonlight’) back in 2011. So impressive. Thank you for your valued contributions.
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