(from new poems)


photo by Jane Sherry

Nature claims
two roses that open
outside the bedroom window
in late November

Nature fits your mind
to a petal's memory

of sunlight

Nature precedes
the fixed spirit
of the reeds

To be loved by Nature
is water's idea

Nature fastens to rain

Nature plants passion
beneath the landscapes
of protein

Nature reclaims
the small blue mouth
at the base of the spine

Nature invites us
beyond belief

Love's many forms
are Nature's
single being


James BertolinoJames Bertolino, Poet & Planetary Visionary

James Bertolino's poetry has been published in magazines, books, and anthologies internationally for almost 40 years, from "Drool" published in 1968 to his most recent, "Pocket Animals: 60 Poems" published in 2002 by Egress Studio Press. Check out his website to purchase his publications through Egress Studio Press and for more information and free beautiful poetry greeting cards that you can copy & print directly from his website. Read other poems James has kindly allowed us to print at Satya Center in the James Bertolino Archive.

(Photo of river is clip art and the photo of James, courtesy of the poet. All poems reprinted here with the kind permission of James Bertolino.)

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