A writer inspired by nature and human nature


by Bette A. Stevens

Splendor of countless pigments
In gardens they combine
Echoing grandiose harmony
Serenity you’ll find

And so it is with people
Of every thought and hue
Diversity’s resplendency
Reflecting me and you

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Comments on: "“Diversity”: Poem by Bette A. Stevens" (66)

  1. Beautiful words! What a lovely idea and the perfect time to espouse it Bette. Mother Nature conveys subtle messages of diversity and harmony yet mankind chooses to impose their own…living in consonance with each other is the only choice of modern times. May this splendor spread across the globe!
    Thanks for highlighting the cry of the day. Stay blessed.

    • I’m with you, Balroop! Nature’s lessons abound..may we continue to listen carefully and share the bountiful blessings, my friend. Thanks so much for stopping by…for caring and sharing! Blessings and love to you and yours. 🙂 ❤

  2. Beautiful, Bette! 😉👍

  3. Beautiful expression. Nature and human are a bit alike.

  4. Just lovely, Bette!

  5. Poetry that resonates in the soul. This is just lovely, Bette!

  6. Beautiful Bette. Well done. xo

    • Hi, Pat. Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit. So glad you enjoyed “Diversity.” Cheers for its radiant resplendency, dear friend! xo

  7. Wonderful poem, Bette. I love the metaphor of the garden and how variety makes the whole even lovelier. 🙂

  8. Lovely Bette. What a great sentiment to share – diversity is definitely resplendent and we need to appreciate it more.

  9. A beautiful poem Bette. Thank you.

  10. Bette, a poignant poem, especially so in today’s world and wonderfully written. I love how you have picked up on nature’s diversity and taken this one step further to humans and celebrating our vast and wonderful diversity. May the harmony of the natural world echo down to us people!

  11. Jumped over from the Senior Salon
    What a lovely poem with an important message – especially now. I pray that these thoughts will fly to the hearts of ALL of those in charge of setting American policy.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

  12. Bette, this poem is not just lovely but has a depth beneath it’s beauty which teaches us all a lesson. The picture further enhances it brilliance.

  13. Your poem says it all, Bette. And it applies to every facet of our lives. My favorite word is eclectic! 🙂

  14. A lovely and meaningful poem, Bette. Have a wonderful week. Hugs.

  15. Wonderful poem. I like how you showed the beauty of diversity by showing the beauty of diversity in nature,

  16. Lovely poem, Bette!

  17. Beautiful poem which reminds us how important diversity is… The spice of life, as the saying goes. 😀 Sending love & wishing you a happy spring! 😀

    • Thanks so much for stopping by to add your thoughts, Aquileana. Diversity is, indeed, the spice of life–making the whole world a better place. Sending lots of love and warm wishes your way! 🙂 ❤

  18. How beautiful, Bette! It makes me all goose-bump-ely. 😀 Mega hugs.

  19. This poem highlights the issues of today perfectly. A lovely comparative.

  20. This is lovely, Bette. A meaningful way to address diversity.

  21. Jumped over from the Senior Salon
    Good one – and short enough to memorize and recite. Huge on diversity and aching for Spring’s arrival, I absolutely love it! Thanks for sharing.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

  22. Hi, Madelyn. Thanks for taking the leap and adding to the ‘Diversity” conversation. I’m with you–it does take a village and I’m glad to see we’re up to the task, neighbor! xo

  23. Bette, this is such a lovely poem and photo and a crucial message to remember in these times. ❤

  24. Hello Bette,
    Enjoyed your Diversity poem! Yes, it does take all kinds, just like a garden! 🙂 And it takes much patience and tolerance to deal with the garden! :-)) But then that’s what makes life so much fun, doesn’t it?

  25. Oh that was marvelous, Bette. And resplendency is a fabulous word! Hugs.

  26. Thanks for taking the time to post this at the Senior Salon Bette.

  27. In your very typical erudite way you have answered the President’s question as to why…..

    • Thanks so very much for your thoughtful comment, Bernadette. Let’s hope and pray that the President might get the message and take it into his heart. Love is what life should be about… ❤ Blessings and love to you every day! xo

  28. That is so beautiful.

  29. Absolutely perfect. XOXO

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