The apparition of these faces in the crowd; Petals on a wet, black bough.
The natural world has been one of the recurring subjects of poetry, frequently the primary one, in every age and every country. Yet we cannot easily define nature, which, as Gary Snyder points out in his preface to No Nature (1992), “will not fulfill our conceptions or assumptions” and “will dodge our expectations and theoretical models.” Yet the urge to describe the natural world—its various landscapes, its changing seasons, its surrounding phenomena—has been an inescapable part of the history of poetry.
|1916||A Love Song||William Carlos Williams|
|1916||The Oven-Bird||Robert Frost|
|1916||Juan Higera Creek||Robinson Jeffers|
|1916||Sea Poppies||H. D.|
|1913||In the Evening||Fenton Johnson|
|1913||Prairie Spring||Willa Cather|