A writer inspired by nature and human nature


Much of my poetry is inspired by the gardens, fields and woods here at the farmstead in central Maine as well as by the natural beauty and by the people of The Pine Tree State.

A peek inside Bette’s first poetry & photography collection:  MY MAINE, Haiku through the Seasons available in paperback and eBook. 

The Pine Tree State

Maine pines and people
Survivors, resilient souls
Standing tall and proud

Pragmatic figures
Independence their calling
Rugged yet limber

Growing where they choose
While rising ever higher
Strong limbs branching out

Tempering spirits
Amidst the boundless medley
Solid, steady, proud

Diversity (A preview into one of Stevens’s poems to be included in her second—”Heaven and Nature Sing”—collection) was inspired by the early June blooms (photograph), a soothing balm after those long, cold Maine winters. One that never fails to enthrall us each spring. The natural world has much to teach us about life and living…

Diversity

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: "The Splendor of Diversity—discover it in the garden (poem by Bette A. Stevens)" (87)

  1. Congratulations, Bette, on your next poetry book!

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  2. Awww…..lovely. Thank you Bette დ

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  3. Congratulations Bette. You look so amazing in picture ♥️🤗.

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  4. I love the Diversity poem. Perfect!

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  5. Congratulations, Bette. I especially enjoyed your poem about diversity. I look forward to reading your new book.

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  6. sangeetaberi01 said:

    Beautifully inscribed. Thanks for sharing this soulful creation ☺

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  7. Beautiful poetry, Bette. So vivid!

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  8. Congratulations on your next collection, Bette!

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  9. Congratulations, Bette and this is a beautiful poem. Look at those lupins. ❤ I love the new picture of you. Xx ❤

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  10. Transports me into a beautiful world! ❤

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  11. that’s lovely, bette, and congratulations –

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  12. Thank you for sharing a part of your world with your lovely words!!.. 🙂

    Until we meet again…
    May flowers always line your path
    and sunshine light your way,
    May songbirds serenade your
    every step along the way,
    May a rainbow run beside you
    in a sky that’s always blue,
    And may happiness fill your heart
    each day your whole life through.
    May the sun shine all day long
    Everything go right, nothing go wrong
    May those you love bring love back to you
    And may all the wishes you wish come true
    (Irish Saying)

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  13. Beautiful, Bette! And what a gorgeous, happy photo, too! 🙂 ❤

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  14. Congratulations, Bette! ❤️

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  15. Reblogged this on Eugi's Causerie.

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  16. I love that photo of you!

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  17. This post made me smile, Bette.

    Have a fabulous day and week. ♥

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  18. Wonderful poetry and beautiful photo. I always enjoy your writing.

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  19. Congrats Bette. Thanks for sharing your poetry and love for nature and inspiration.

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  20. Fabulous poetry and picture! Congratulations Bette.

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  21. Bette, I yearn for the day when we humans can appreciate and celebrate the beauty in the diversity of our species.

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  22. Congratulations on publishing your next tome. The author photo is awesome, evoking the gardening theme. Diversity is splendid. We humans have yet to learn that!

    I will share this on Facebook, Bette!

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  23. I love this picture of you, Bette! Your smile lights up the world! Congrats on a new book!!

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  24. Love your winning smile in that photo, Bette. It matches the beauty and soul of your poetry!

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  25. Lovely poem and lovely You, Bette. Congratulations! And that photo is stunning! xo

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  26. A lovely timely poem, Bette. And great picture of you!

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  27. “Diversity” is a marvelous poem! Cute picture of you, by the way!

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  28. Congratulations Bette on your beautiful collection of nature poetry!! I’m a nature lover too and just released my ebook on nature poetry called “ Blossoms and Foliages”! I would love to read your aesthetic creations soon ❤️❤️

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  29. Beautiful poetry as always Bette. I am with you on the blessings of Nature, and I love your garden.

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  30. Bette’s book, My Maine, is a jewel. I got to read it early, and she is a gifted poet!

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  32. Simply beautiful, Bette – and such a lovely photo of you and your garden. Toni x

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  33. Lovely post thnx to share this lovely post

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  34. Hi Bette, I really like the titles and everything about this poems. “The Pine Tree State”, powerful, optimistic words. I agree wholeheartedly with your sentence “The natural world has much to teach us about life and living…”. “Diversity” speaks volumes. Beautiful words. 🙂

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  35. This is beautiful, Bette. The poem is soothing and inspiring. It also awakens us to a deeper understanding; if we can see and appreciate the beauty and diversity that is in bloom, perhaps we can open our eyes to beauty and diversity among each other. I think that’s why nature and the great outdoors is the best teacher of all. Thank you!

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  36. Bette, lovely post! And congratulations on your next book. I know it’s a long road each time we start one, so I’ll be thinking of you. 🙂

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  37. Lovely! I especially liked: And so it is with people
    Of every thought and hue
    Diversity’s resplendency
    Reflecting me and you
    Sharing!

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  38. I love this poem. 💛❤️💙

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  39. Such fabulous poetry dearest. Love how flamboyant your words are. Really incredible. What is better than a Poem inspired by nature? Lovely.

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