Saturday, 13 April 2019

What if Beautiful Green Poetry Could Affect Brain Health?

Studies have been done 
greenery and green space positively affects
the brain sitting in a natural environment 
water nearby even looking at pictures
natural elements have a positive effect on wellbeing

What if writing conservation poetry 
focused on the beauty of green spaces 
all the colors of a rainbow
the grey of a small squirrel 
red of a robin or blue jay
could clear our minds
with vitamin G

Research demonstrates mere exposure 
views of nature improve people's health 
well-being provided by restoration from stress 
and mental fatigue
depression goes down
when time in green space goes up

What if 
poetry could create green space 
out of clear air
a glass of pure water and imagination

© Kimberly Burnham

Do Sociodemographic Factors and Urban Green Space Affect Mental Health Outcomes Among the Urban Elderly Population?

Kimberly Burnham 

Kimberly is a brain health expert and poet. Kimberly's 2019 project is world peace / inner peace with her recently published book, Awakenings: Peace Dictionary, Language and the Mind, a Daily Brain Health Program.