Make it a Splendid Week: The Peacefulness of Nature

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This week’s edition of Make it a Splendid Week is a beautiful invitation to consider the peace found in nature. Thania’s poem The Day I Felt Peaceful, coupled with Audrey’s painting Gorgeous Starry Night is a captivating journey through our emotions as we encounter nature. Make It A Splendid Week!

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Gorgeous Starry Night
Audrey, age 8
“Van Gogh is one of her favorite artists because he uses a lot of vibrant colors. Seeing his works everywhere helped inspire this painting.”

The Day I Felt Peaceful

I look up and see a cheerful full moon.
I look down and see beautiful flowers around my feet.
To my left and right are shiny stars.
The grass is covered in glowing fireflies.
I hear beautiful owls howling hoo-hoo,
and it reminds me of nature at 10 at night.
When I close my eyes, I imagine holding my families’ hands. It is amazing.
I breathe in peaceful.
I breathe out satisfied.
I rest my worries on top of the hill
so they can talk to the moon.
I’m fine, and even more peaceful.

Thania, age 12 

This entry is a part of our series “Make it a Splendid Week”! Follow along weekly to enjoy excerpts from The Splendid Review, an anthology of poems, short stories and autobiographies written by talented young writers engaged in the Periwinkle Arts In Medicine Program at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers.

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