Mother Earth

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Mish is host at dVerse tonight and offers this superb prompt.

Today, I am asking you to write a poem from the perspective of one of nature’s gifts…a tree, a wildflower, a leaf in the wind or even through the eyes of a wise old owl.

Think beyond personification. Get into character and show us the world through your new “eyes of nature”. You may want to describe the view from where you are, the scents, the sounds and textures. Or perhaps you have a message of enlightenment. There are many lessons to be learned from nature. You could give your element of nature an opinion and let it speak through your poetry. The choice is yours. Just remember to write from nature’s point of view.


I seed fresh Spring hope

whilst dying from your wounds

and give my heart anew


20 thoughts on “Mother Earth

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    This piece, coupled with that visual, makes me want to openly weep. My son (15) wants to become a scientist with a conservation slant. His heart for this earth makes mine sing.

  2. vaniasas says:

    I look at you silent
    I feel what’s happening around
    I know the truth because I don’t talk with words
    I know the truth because I didn’t learn how to talk with words
    I don’t need to prove anything
    I don’t have anything to prove except for being here
    I connect earth and sky
    With indecipherable mathematical growing into space
    Dancing in time, too slow to be seen
    Year after year my leaves sing to the wind
    I would tell you, if you could listen,
    How to compose without thinking
    Just letting the wind teach you
    I could show you if only you would want to know
    If you would pay attention to the dry sound
    There is music as a passive act
    Not to be taught
    Nor to be sold

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