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I CALLED YOU MOTHER - to our mother earth

I CALLED YOU MOTHER (To our mother earth)

You are brief - today earth
don't contain me-
don't comprehend me
you still must learn to speak to me
by telling me how.

You are the one who
opens the seed - naked
and forced it to the song
you set on its centre
an exact address of man
or towering tree
and light 'the kingdom'.

Yet I called 'Mater'- 
your immense face.

When the evenings bouncing on the ridge
and stretch limbs excess in every vital sign
I justified the sky
at the shade of a little knowledge.

I know it is unwise getting your sleep at my vigils-

And you are Gaia that is earth
clods of Intelligence Bread over the clay -

And there's nothing - Gea -
I can teach you-
The sky has no teachers under its arc


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  1. Date: 9/18/2013 10:29:00 AM

    Very well written Virginia! I love how you've given the title 'mother' to this powerful and awe inspiring planet - it showcases its capabilities but brings out its nurturing and comforting attributes. Very well penned.
  1. Date: 5/21/2013 7:29:00 PM

    Nicely done poet
  1. Date: 1/30/2013 12:16:00 PM

    Very nice poem! Hope you have some time to read also some of my poems :)
  1. Date: 1/19/2012 8:24:00 AM

    Nice write. Welcome to the soup :-)
  1. Date: 1/19/2012 8:18:00 AM

    Thanks a lot - Elisabeth, for the nice attention.
  1. Date: 1/19/2012 7:41:00 AM

    Enjoyed your poem Virginia, welcome to Poetry Soup. Elizabeth
  1. Date: 1/18/2012 11:40:00 AM

    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you this afternoon Virginia. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol

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