Nature, or: Nurture

A ‘Bryant’ poem

Wildebeest migration
with trustworthy zebra friends, together;
a most natural cooperation
in the driest weather

Zebras with keen eyesight-
side-to-side in opposite directions;
with wildebeest hearing and smell at night-
this assures protection

Two as one congregate;
savannas increasingly grow hotter;
as zebras stand their guards and navigate,
wildebeest seek water

Zebra teeth break long grass;
wildebeest on juicy short grass diet;
there is food enough, as the tribes amass-
p'raps humans should try it

Murisopsis’ poetry scavenger hunt

This ‘bryant’ poem was written for Murisopsis’ poetry scavenger hunt.


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When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

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18 thoughts on “Nature, or: Nurture”

  1. Absolutibly, Positively, Eggsactly, Fantabulous! I LOVE this one – on all fronts (for what it says, not because I know I durn thing about forms of poetry! ๐Ÿ˜€ )

  2. David! This multilayered poem is the perfect Bryant!! You are just killing these prompts and the little couplets with the link have brought mirth to my mornings โ€“ Thanks for the smiles and your participation in this scavenger hunt!!

    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Andrew ๐Ÿ™‚ ~ yes! It’s so interesting, right? A coworker of mine recently returned from a safari in Africa, and she inspired this poem by showing me a bunch of videos and photos!

  3. Spectacular form of Poetry
    Bryant
    Uncanny
    Studying wildlife migration as a metaphor for the political and econimical well- being of people from various backgrounds and developing a teaching through poetry !!! Excellent Poet.
    It should be studied in schools, through literature and the humanities also for the changing of political history, for the benefits of mamkind.

    Pioneering and Transcendent poetry
    Building Bridges
    Stripping Boundaries
    Laying new foundations.

      1. I don’t know how it came about, but these beautiful creatures nurtured this relationship for survival in order to enjoy their abode; the Savannas.

        You are deserving Poet. Thank you.

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