Do we know fully about nature?


“Wherefore did Nature pour her bounties forth With such a full and unwithdrawing hand, Covering the earth with odours, fruits, flocks, Thronging the seas with spawn innumerable, But all to please and sate the curious taste?”
-John Milton

Nature endowed with the five powerful elements and men endowed with five senses are still an enigma. We will never be able to fathom the bounties of nature fully. Sometime calm and serene, sometime furious and devastating the elements of nature make man wonder. Experimenting and experiencing nature in all its diverse attributes makes the thinking man elates and relishes its gifts, yet leaves him puzzled.
More than seventy percent of the earth’s surface with its water bodies like oceans, seas, rivers and lakes with their innumerable living and non-living things, the varied terrains of the land like mountains, hills, deserts, glaciers and snow peaks, the flora and fauna of various species are still matters of wonder.
Who or what created the juicy fruits, which created the fragrant flowers, what gave colors to them, how man is able to use his senses to perceive, feel and enjoy the fruits of nature and use them for his emotional, social and economic and life saving activities.
How did the coconut get the water inside, why is water melon soft and juicy, what gave colors and aroma to flowers? how do the grains sustain life? what makes the herbs and spices likeable to our taste buds?
Man has with his inquisitive nature and thinking brain has tried to seek some of the answers to these puzzles. But the mystery continues……
who taught the bees to build their hives and store honey? where did the birds learn to build their nests?
It may be true that these things have been written about several times. But the uninitiated and the young minds are still groping for answers. Scientific knowledge and explorations have helped in finding some solutions…..they have even tried in harnessing and utilizing the energy stored in nature….but not fully.
That brings us to some supreme power of nature, which some call as God has his own way of creating things like an artist……Poet Angela Morgan has beautifully portrayed the enigma in her lines, in her poem, God the Artist

God, when you thought of a pine tree,
How did you think of a star?
How did you dream of the Milky Way?
To guide us from afar.
How did you think of a clean brown pool?
Where flecks of shadows are?

God, when you thought of a cobweb,
How did you think of dew?
How did you know a spider’s house?
Had shingles bright and new?
How did you know the human folk?
Would love them like they do?

God, when you patterned a bird song,
Flung on a silver string,
How did you know the ecstasy?
That crystal call would bring?
How did you think of a bubbling throat?
And a darling speckled wing?

God, when you chiseled a raindrop,
How did you think of a stem?
Bearing a lovely satin leaf
To hold the tiny gem?
How did you know a million drops?
Would deck the morning’s hem?

Why did you mate the moonlit night?
With the honeysuckle vines?
How did you know Madeira Bloom?
Distilled ecstatic wines?
How did you weave the velvet disk?
Where tangled perfumes are?
God, when you thought of a pine tree,
How did you think of a star?

We can see what we call nature, can we see God?




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