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When it comes to Judith Wrights poetry nature seems to be the greatest moulding factor of her poetic imagination She sees life everywhere She teaches that we inhabit a living universe surrounded on all sides by countless lives great and small We learn also that life is interrelated a vast brotherhood which includes ourselves we are not merely placed on a lifeless globe in a dead universe Wrights embrace of nature creates powerful images and these images recreate the world She uses nature on her journey of discovery to define reality She views nature as something you have to see and to feel She believes the spirit of mother earth is present in this universe You can feel her presence as you venture earths sacred places The mountains the rivers and the lakes the ocean so blue the trees we shelter under and the flowers we pick These are alive with the forces that we feel there She manages to capture these moments of awareness and embodies these so that we share in her experience In Wrights poem Midnight p59 its main appeal is drawn towards the idea of continuity It captures the idea of life as a continual and never-ending cycle As something dies it is only to be replaced by another living being To create this image of lifes continual cycle Wright uses the idea of a seed Slowly the seed finds its way through the darkness of the warm and moist soil as a baby in a mothers womb and surfaces as a plant or a tree As the leaves in winter falls down into the germ and lies leafless tongueless lost in earth imaging its fierce rebirth When the sun reappears and shuttle-stroke of living rain weaves that image from its heart and like a god is born again This is linked to the story of creation death and rebirth Nothing ever ends for an end is only
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