Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day

Happy Earth Day, everyone! In honor of today, I decided to share a couple poems I wrote a few years back that involve Earth and nature. Remember, I'm not really a poet, so the poems probably aren't very good, but I gave it a shot, and it's the thought that counts, right?

Hymn to Gaia

Hail to thee, Gaia, Mother Earth!
The praises the creatures sing
About your wondrous beauty.
You are steadfast, yet ever-changing.
Life emerges from your warm womb.
Fruits pour forth from your labor.
You are the protector of your children.
Without you, we will perish.
You will live longer than the breaths
And beating hearts of all.
We honor you, Gaia.
You are the mother to us.
You bind us all together
Upon your grace and fury.
May the richness of your glory endure the ages!

Watchful Guardians

Spirits of the forest, how do you remain?
Beauty being destroyed by careless creatures.

Squirrels no longer have homes to store nuts.
Birds use trash in their nests.
Fish slowly die an unforgiving death.

Burning and polluting
Trashing Mother Earth
Maiden Diana weeps
In a forest that is no more.

Hope lingers.
The nymphs of the forest don’t forget.
For the trees have eyes.
They are watching and waiting.
Without them there is no life.

Yet they remain silently
As the watchful guardians.

So, once again, Happy Earth Day! Please recycle. Do what you can to reduce your carbon footprint, and go buy an ebook! No trees have to be harmed with ebooks. *smiles*


Aubrie said...

We're going to fix the solar panels on our roof! But I wish I could do more for earth day!

Those are beautiful poems. Why doesn't mother nature do something about us humans? You'd think the tree guardians would step up. That's a great thought.

Cherie Reich said...

That's cool about the solar panels. My dad put in a geothermal heat/cooling pump for our house to help out back in 2008. We finally have air conditioning because of it after living there since 1989.

Thank you. I think in the end Mother Nature will be the only one left. We can damage, but I don't think we'll destroy, unless we blow the entire planet up. Nature has a way to take care of herself.