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Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit

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Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit

Earth is what we become and makes us whole.
 Air is the first and last thing we breathe in.
Fire is what consumes us and eats our sin.
 Water cleanses us, mind, body and soul.

Spirit is in us all and makes us who we are.
  Without these we would fall oh so far.

Invite them into our sacred circle and pay tribute.
 As we are condemned, we are resolute. 

We love fiercely and fight for our freedom.
 Ignorance breeds fear and unwisdom. 

Thank them for gracing us with their presence.
 While we give our thanks and recompense.

Exhilarated and feeling like a newborn child, 
 Wow this circle's "magic" is wild.

Copyright © Aleera Canino

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  1. Date: 6/11/2010 9:14:00 PM
    Another supergreat poem of yours that I have read tonight! Love the elemental truth and introspection in the couplets. Excellent. Chris.

  1. Date: 7/30/2009 12:20:00 PM
    a very gracious and flowing almost makes me see what your describing and that's the best thing a poem writer could do.....Love Faire

  1. Date: 7/23/2009 8:59:00 AM
    LOL...many cultures honor the elements...your take i believe is NA, China & Japan..I believe go, Earth, Fire, Water, Metal, Air/Wind........perhaps also in India's culture? Life is a magic circle! Thanks for you comment! Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/14/2009 4:14:00 PM
    I was wondering when my dear sister would write about this...congrats for coming forward I LOVED it but then I am biased

  1. Date: 7/12/2009 10:45:00 AM
    how beautiful I just loved this one brillant write .. Love Jayne x x