Nashua

Nashua,

A river with a pebbly bottom,

A place where the passage of time flows as smoothly as the water itself,

Where civilization and nature meet and entwine,

A place of beauty,

A place of peace,

A place of beginnings and ends

3 Replies to “Nashua”

  1. This poem wasn’t lengthy, but said a lot. The ending quote, “a place of beginnings and ends”, stuck out to me. I feel like you could use that quote explaining anything in nature. The line where nature and civilization meet can be looked at with beauty, but also with disappointment. As much as many would love to keep nature standing, there must be civilization, which inevitably destroys peace and beauty of nature itself.

  2. This poem makes me question my relationship with nature and how it compares to my relationship with technology. Like I said last class, I find trouble finding differences between technology and nature, especially because they are both entities that are exploited by humans. But with this poem, they are both entities that are rooted in “beauty.” They are places rooted or created for “peace.” They both create “beginnings and ends,” but they can also have opposite characteristics. Just as nature and technology can be beautiful, they can be ugly. Nature and technology can be rooted in peace and can create such chaos.

  3. I love how you started almost every line with “a place…” It makes the other lines stand out more. The line “Where civilization and nature meet and entwine” stands out the most because it is the only line that doesn’t start with “A”. It really reminds me of how nature and civilization can come together and still be peaceful. It reminds me of sitting at a river and just watching the water flow and how peaceful it is. It allows you to relax and really just enjoy the nature.

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