art We took a train through the English Countryside on our way from
London to Hollyhead and then again from Fishguard back to London.
I remember taking a course in college that talked about the Nature
movement in Europe. I had to do with man's relationship to nature and
how man should shape nature for the betterment of man. Perhaps I have
misstated this and if so I am sorry, but as I remember it man was going
to change nature to provide for the needs of mankind. During this train
ride I thought the fields and villages were perfectly laid out, not a
grass blade out of order. My thinking was that here was an example of
what that course was about. These concepts today seem contrary to the
idea of wilderness, wetland restoration and the idea of buying up
large tracts of land and leaving it entirely in a natural state.

English Countryside
It is a beautiful day for a ride
In the English countryside

Very little of raw nature had endured
As all the fields were manicured

All the plants and animals were neatly sorted
Cows here, sheep there while horses merrily cavorted

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