Earthly matters

The heat is unrelenting
she seeks her garden sanctuary;
ferns, a refreshing pond in which she can immerse
Thoughtfully she dips her hand into its cool waters
Transfixed by the droplets
Its almost as though she’s returned to her journey from the night before
A twitch of a smile plays at the corners of her lips;
From where there is day… night does follow.
A twig cracks breaking her reverie
she holds her breath…
A bird of Paradise walks out to pick beneath the leaves.
Transfixed she watches his stunning colour display…
Their eyes meet
Time stands still
she is shown horrors beyond measure
millennium after millennium of destruction wrought by humans
the unprecedented extermination of millions of species
pollution on an enormous scale
deforestation so grandiose it beggars belief
genocide of races of peoples
sheer neglect and greed
Impossibly the light of day remains
The bridge is clearly seen and awaits her
This crossing will require that she have her wits about and a resolve that is
resolute for this is danger time where nothing is known;
the heavens are clouded
the angels are hiding and the stars have taken fright and gone dark.
She leaves all earthly belongings, matters of the mind, of the heart and fear behind her
Unadorned she calmly walks to her fate;
for this bridge will take her to the gates where the very earth herself rages.
These unconscionable acts she can not defend yet
here she must speak on behalf of Humanity;
to plea their case on why they should still exist…

4th April

Earthly matters


Joined April 2011

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Artist's Description

this poem follows from night’s wanderings…
i am both in awe of the creation of our Earth, what lives on it and where it sits amongst the universe. However i am also acutely aware of the number of species dying out and how humanity is polluting this most marvelous planet…
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