Earth Stories

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Earth Stories

I see the lines
They curve and bend
As the waves
Rock them back and forth.
They drift and sway
As I stare
And then flap their wings
And fly away.
Dropping words
From their wings spread
Wide
To catch the air.
The words tumble down
Landing
In masses upon the ground,
Inching, crawling
Towards one another
Magnetized
To become
The stories
Of the earth.
Written in the fields,
Among the trees
Scattered across mountains
And valleys
Waiting for one
To come and pick them up,
To discover what it is they say.
I watch the earth dissolve into
Itself, transforming
Again and again in an effort
To spread the stories.
I see what lies behind
What the eyes can see.

Natural Wonders

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Natural Wonders

 

It’s been a journey

Set upon this earth

To witness all its

Glory.

I struggle and stumble

Looking for the way

That makes most sense for me.

I wake separate from the sun

Longing to be rejoined

With the higher power

I feel surging within,

I find myself bound

To this earthly body

With all its pleasure

And its pain.

So I strive for real connection

To the planet, to the earth

To the other souls

Earthly bound as I am

So as to make the most

Of this journey.

I find myself

Drawn, a month to the flame

To the beauty of the world

I’ll spend my days

Soaking in the sunsets and sunrise

From the gorgeous

And the not so gorgeous places.

I’m refilled and made new

By the wonder of the wilderness.

Mystic Blue

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Mystic Blue

 

My entire field of vision

Is filled with

Shades of blue.

From the crystal clear

Sky,

To the deep reflective

Waters,

Even the mountains separating the two

In the distance

Are painted in hues of blue

On this brilliant morning.

I’m filled completely with all the blue,

It brings quiet and serenity

Broken only by

Birdsong.

The lake, the sky, the mountains

Go on forever

Blending into one another all

Different shades of blue,

Leaving me – small, inconsequential

Swallowed in their blue

Grandeur.

 

This was inspired at Yellowstone Lake early in the morning.  The brilliance of the shades of blue touched something within me. This morning brought such a feeling of calm, tranquility and peace which lead to the poem. I find so often that nature, in this case the colors that nature presents, has the power to move me. If I let it move me, I discover wondrous things can happen!

 

What do the colors of the earth inspire in you?

Earth Connection

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Earth Connection

 

Frustrations melt away

Into the earth

As my bare feet sink into the

Dampened soil,

My toes curling into the ground

Knees crushing blades of grass

While my arms and hands dig

And dig,

Moving the earth

To add some color, some beauty.

The sun on my back

Eases any discomfort of late

All anger and sadness

Have no room in this wide open

Space of the outdoors.

They are transformed

By mother nature

As I work with her to create

Love.

I am completely in the moment

Time no longer exists

I am connected and zoned

To the energy seeping into me

From all sides

Air, earth, sun

Filling me and squeezing out

All else.

Leaving me whole.

 

There is something incredibly satisfying about spending time outside especially spending time getting dirty outside, digging. I love being outside as much as possible, but there is something special about gardening. Digging, and planting then tending and watching things grow knowing that I had a hand in that growth is so special. This poem attempts to convey that feeling a bit.

What does nature do for you?