There is one common theme between the short story “How the World Was Made” and the poems “This Newly Created World,” “Dream Song,” “I Have Killed the Deer,” and “I Am Your Mother.” They all share the theme that nature explains why many things are.
In the short story “How the World Was Made,” the story of creationalism is focused upon nature as the cause. Every one of Earth’s mysteries is explained by nature. For example, the explanation of cold and hot springs from the mountains reads as follows.
The streams that come down from the mountains are the trails by which we reach this underworld, and the springs at their heads are the doorways by which we enter it…We know that the seasons in the underworld are different from ours, because the water in the springs is always warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer than the outer air.
“This Newly Created World” gives explanation to the beauty and color of the earth. “…the earth, our grandmother, extended the green reflection of her covering…” The poem describes the earth itself as our own grandmother.
Although quite short, “Dream Song” talks about nature’s power to gradually rotate seasons year after year. “…I feel the summer in the spring.” This quote expresses how one might be able to feel it in the air and how one season will begin to blend into the next one.
“I Have Killed the Deer” explains natures own cleaver idea; the circle of life. It states that each and every one of nature’s creations must take away from nature, but will eventually give enough back again when they die. “…When I die, I must give life to what has nourished me…so that The circle of life is never broken.”
The poem “I Am Your Mother” explains all the things that should be loved in nature as a mother-like figure. This poem painfully states the abuse “mother” has taken and that it should be respected. “All this beauty was your to behold, Your duty was to love, cherish and protect; Feel my anguish, the pain in my soul, All I asked was your respect.”
All of the poems and the short story can clearly explain many mysteries, wonders, and beauties nature is trying to give to us.
Courtney from Study Moose
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