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Nature Has Come To Life Again

John is a nature and animal lover. He now has five cats, three hens, and various backyard visitors.

Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay

Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay

Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"...

"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine...

— Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

Inspired by Songs

Writers find inspiration in many places. It may be found in a picture or word prompt, a book title, a phrase someone said, something you have observed or encountered during the day, nature, or maybe just a random thought.

I have been inspired by all these at some stage, but lately, I have been also drawn to songs I like and felt the need to change the lyrics and create poems using my own words. In most cases, my words could be sung to the original tune and music.

In this poem/song 'Nature Has Come to Life Again' I have used the song "Wake Me Up When September Ends' by Greenday, but added a couple of additional stanzas. I hope you like my version.

It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.

— Rainer Maria Rilke

Early bird catching a worm: Image by Justice K from Pixabay

Early bird catching a worm: Image by Justice K from Pixabay

Nature Has Come To Life Again

(To the tune of Wake Me Up When September Ends by Green Day)


Winter has finally passed

Springtime is here at last

Nature has come to life again


Seasons come and then they pass

Some move slow and others fast

Nature has come to life again


Here comes the early bird

Out to catch the worm

Cattle march in a herd

To flee a coming storm


As the rain starts to fall

The flowers all raise their heads in praise

Nature has come to life again

Image by Esther Grosjean from Pixabay

Image by Esther Grosjean from Pixabay

Winter has finally passed

Springtime is here at last

Nature has come to life again


Fetch the eggs from the hens

They are laying in the pen

Nature has come to life again


Here comes the early bird

Out to catch the worm

Cattle marching in a herd

To flee a coming storm


Seasons come and then they pass

Some move slow and others fast

Nature has come to life again

Image by cocoparisienne from Pixabay

Image by cocoparisienne from Pixabay

The squirrels at play in the tree

On the flowers a million bees

Nature has come to life again


Lizards hiding in the leaves

And butterflies with coloured wings

Nature has come to life again


Here comes the early bird

Out to catch the worm

Cattle marching in a herd

To flee a coming storm


Winter has finally passed

Springtime is here at last

Nature has come to life again

Nature has come to life again

Nature has come to life again

Butterflies on the Bottlebrush

Butterflies on the Bottlebrush

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.

— Anne Bradstreet, The Works of Anne Bradstreet

© 2021 John Hansen

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