For The Love of Nature: Poems by Tom Tam

For The Love of Nature: Poems by Tom Tam


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“Tom Tam has devoted his life to healing and poetry is his latest expression of that healing (from the foreward).” This text contains 34 poems written by Tom over the course of a year. They offer a flavor of the seasons within which they were composed as well as insight into the presence of nature which supports and nourishes us.

Rainbow and Cricket – March 22, 1996

The rain has stopped
Rain drops shimmer And reflect the sunset.
The mild wind carries
The fresh air with cool moisture
Every thing is silent in the wild fields.
Hiding in the grass,
A cricket is sounding its voice,
No one knows If it is happy or sad
Attracting its lover or wandering.

A rainbow is crossing the horizon,
It is like a colorful silky belt,
Connecting the great earth and sky.
Oh! What wonderful glory a rainbow is!
A great phenomenon from the Creator.
Its many colors can be seen clearly,
Its energy can be felt internally.

Darkness of the night is coming soon,
Nothing can last forever.
The rainbow has dimmed slowly,
Its image is still in the memory of the sky.
It will be remembered.