All Nature Has A Feeling

This short poem by the 19th century Romantic poet John Clare evokes the beauty of nature and the remembrance of the past in the immortality of trees and water. It would be very suitable for the funeral or memorial service of someone who loved the natural world or enjoyed gardening.

All Nature Has A Feeling

All nature has a feeling: woods, fields, brooks
Are life eternal: and in silence they
Speak happiness beyond the reach of books;
There's nothing mortal in them; their decay
Is the green life of change; to pass away
And come again in blooms revivified.
Its birth was heaven, eternal it its stay,
And with the sun and moon shall still abide
Beneath their day and night and heaven wide.

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