Photo by Silvestri Matteo/UnsplashApril means three things: national poetry month, radiant nature, and beautiful poems inspired by it. If you know and love acclaimed naturalist writer Mary Oliver, check out these international poets who also reflect the power of nature through their words.1. “The Stream” by Michael CopeCope’s powerful language reflects on the cyclical nature of life by playing with poignant imagery and fluidity.
April 7, 1779: Born, William Wordsworth. Wordsworth wasn't always a stuffy old man writing poems about daffodils. In his younger days he traveled to Revolutionary France, had an affair with a young French woman named Annette and fathered a daughter. When he ran out of money, he went back to England and didn't see Annette until he returned to tell her about his upcoming marriage. “It is a Beauteous Evening, Calm and Free” was inspired by a walk with his daughter.