Wonder is Nature’s

cropped-101_12521.jpgI’ve always wondered whether frogs felt relief knowing “winter sleep” is near or apprehension of the cold darkness they’ll enter. The relief would be on behalf of a much needed break from constant feeding and the avoiding of predators. Apprehension would be the more anthropomorphized option. Frogs don’t know that many of them will not survive the winter. They also are cold blooded so the winter cold is more unpleasant to human sensibilities than it would be to them.
Still, I’d like to know… but Nature’s Wonder relies heavily on her secrets.

What do frogs ponder?
They know all that they need.
Wonder is Nature’s.

https://dversepoets.com/2018/09/06/openlinknight-227/

10 thoughts on “Wonder is Nature’s

  1. Singledust 09/07/2018 / 12:28 am

    I was intrigued by your musings – yes what do frogs ponder, they live in between two worlds don’t they? I recently read the book Frog by Mo Yan and reference to frogs were used literally as well as rhetorically. This and your narrative today made me see the value of nature and creation even more.

    • Susan St.Pierre 09/07/2018 / 8:48 am

      The book sounds appealing to me! Thank you for your thoughtful comment and the book reference. You may like The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey. That touched my soul. 😉

      • Singledust 09/07/2018 / 9:47 am

        you are welcome, your post triggered this old brain! I will check that book out.

  2. Frank Hubeny 09/07/2018 / 9:38 am

    Good point: “Nature’s Wonder relies heavily on her secrets”

    • Susan St.Pierre 09/07/2018 / 1:07 pm

      Thanks Frank. Only the mysterious offers wonder. Kids find more wonder because, to them, more things are mysteriously unfamiliar. 🙂 You are good at making interesting points!

  3. Beverly Crawford 09/07/2018 / 3:10 pm

    Perhaps that’s what they are discussing in all the summer evenings I go to sleep listening to their chorus! Now I will always wonder!

  4. Mary (tqhousecat) 09/07/2018 / 9:50 pm

    The frog is the picture looks very apprehensive. Now I shall feel sorry for them and wonder myself..,like I need something else to worry about!

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