Gaia - she is rising

Gaia – she is rising

they shovelled her screams into the pit of silence
and told her nothing was wrong
but she is waking

they told her beauty was skin shaven clean
and denuded her of her undergrowth
but she is remembering

encased in her corset of asphalt, they dressed her
in roads and cities for their pleasure
but she is rising

she is rising like the mist on a clear, cold morning
millennia of sleep fall away from her like grieving
in the light of her regard nothing keeps its meaning
Gaia – she is rising

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  • hatefueled
    hatefueledalmost 8 years ago

    wow, thats awsome! I cant decide which is better, ur poems or your paintings! do you concider yourself to be an abstract expressionist? I have a presentation to do on the movement and I’d love to hear what you have to say abt it and maybe I could encorporate you as my australian artist (we have to find a local example, do an essay, a presentation, a time line and a leaflet! nibbles nails). add me on msn if you like, we can have a chat and I can do you a plug n my presentaion for ya help :D

  • helene
    helenealmost 8 years ago

    Thanks for your enthusiasm Paula – sent you an email.

  • Shanina Conway
    Shanina Conwayalmost 8 years ago

    Hi Helene, a beautiful moving poem and I can’t wait to read more!

  • hatefueled
    hatefueledalmost 8 years ago

    hm, didnt get the email… that addy is dodgy sometimes, i mostly use it for msn IM . try

  • helene
    helenealmost 8 years ago

    Sorry Paula – I’ve only just looked at this again. I’m pretty hopeless at keeping track of everything that happens around here. :o) I’ll try again with the new address.

  • Wendy  Slee
    Wendy Sleeover 7 years ago

    Dear Helene,
    this is truly beautiful!

  • helene
    heleneover 7 years ago

    Thanks again Wendy :o)

  • Annsart
    Annsartover 7 years ago

    Beautiful poem…and yes she is rising.

  • helene
    heleneover 7 years ago

    She is indeed – thanks Ann :o)

  • shall
    shallover 7 years ago

    …and I hope she does!

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