The Earth is
hungry to play alive with you

She draws you into her wave and boring orbit. Ha!
‘Alive’ —you may say you are.
Her round throat can swallow your continent.
So, about destroying —how important you are …
Go on enter into her! Yes? You were saying?

Her child is running a bathe for her now
And so she cannot always hear you
Only her natural divine ear can do that
Pray if you need understand what’s playing with her time
Pray for some balance between her bottom and the sun

She will never turn her back on tomorrow
With or without you … So …
If your going to die … Come on … go on and live with her
For she is not a female in the way you think with hips
Her gender is the syllable of “aah!”

She can hear the mortal fears
This does not at all excite her.
And there is nothing
More dangerous
Than wanting her as yours

© Copyright 1/10/2008 C.C. Arshagra

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Based on and Inspired by wave study #2 By Kafka
Oil on canvas board 16” x 10”

The Artist of this work writes;

Another little sketch that made it through the studio!
These studies are much more realistic than their later fully developed big brothers


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  • kafka
    kafkaabout 7 years ago

    Thank you so much CC – You have written an anthem for surfers everywhere – taken my little painting and made it into something truly awe inspiring.

  • C.C. Arshagra
    C.C. Arshagraabout 7 years ago

    So fine of you to pass on the receiving — and to who? —the world and those who ride her,
    I applaud your grace of character!! To KAFKA!!

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 7 years ago

    A fine bit of collaboration!

  • Thank you Mel, I really love your comment on both the poem and art!

    – C.C. Arshagra

  • pijinlane
    pijinlaneabout 7 years ago

    The lure of the wave … the siren song of the sea …. beautifully spoken

  • The lure of your lisening soul. I here hear your respect for her pijinlane. Thank you.

    – C.C. Arshagra

  • LocoCow
    LocoCowabout 7 years ago

    very captivating tale…. We are all lured by her beauty into her waning arms

  • I do hear how you do hear her call! Thank you LocoCow!!!

    – C.C. Arshagra

  • lianne
    liannealmost 7 years ago

    The opening line is truly divine – if one read nothing else, one would remember this poem. It speaks for all of us called to the beauty of nature, who see in her playmate, lover, teacher. Just beautiful – and perfectly matched with this fine artist! Thank you!

  • And this is why I treasure you and your comments on my work!
    The Earth is
    hungry to play alive with you
    … and so am I with the gift you are. Again, thanks to Jen for bringing your words into my life! And thank for acknowledging Judith. Her work is amazing. Love to her – I hear she is going through a tough time.

    – C.C. Arshagra

  • Karo / Caroline Evans (Caux-Evans)
    Karo / Carolin...almost 7 years ago

    Merci! for this ,engulfed by it.

  • Merci! Thank you, Love to you and your beauty of being

    – C.C. Arshagra

  • Irie
    Iriealmost 7 years ago

    …..mmmmm yes…bravo

  • I can taste your taste of love and her flavorful powers to call! Bravo to you too. I love fun comments too! Woo whoo!

    – C.C. Arshagra

  • JaneAParis
    JaneAParisover 6 years ago

    Yes, nature reminds us all the time how powerful she is and how small we are in comparison. I loved you beautiful thoughts to go with this beautiful painting. I especially loved -
    ‘She will never turn her back on tomorrow
    With or without you … So …’

    So inspiring to be alive, and live in and love nature.

  • thank you JaneAParis, sorry so late to say so …
    hope all is ebbing and flowing well for you and the nature of loving life

    – C.C. Arshagra

  • JaneAParis
    JaneAParisover 6 years ago

    The poem and the painting compliment each other so - Smiles from Jane:-)

  • Waves upon waves of Thank you, Jane, Thank you Jane …

    – C.C. Arshagra

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