Ode to Earth Element


I hold dear, this world ,eager with its  changing seasons,
its sunrises, reliable as a conveyor belt.

I cherish its fields made pretty with
cornflowers, bluer than sky-colored starfish.

I adore  its storm-tossed seas that mill around lonely lighthouses
 its sacred forests with redwoods as tall as time passing.

I admire the grasping grapevines,
 the dainty hummingbirds quicker than a frog’s tongue.
I take pleasure in flowing rivers with banks of polished stone

Survive and endure Dear Earth long after we are gone.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 3/22/2016 3:58:00 PM
oh, I came by here by chance and saw you left a message under my note. So you are moving? same city? My daughter moved two miles away and got such a good deal for a larger house.
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Date: 3/12/2016 8:13:00 PM
oh my, it's another one that is pretty much the BEST of what i have been reading so far. Excellent work, just excellent.
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 3/13/2016 3:13:00 AM
Thanks Andrea: I appreciate your friendship. We have our house listed for sale so it looks like big changes are ahead for us..
Date: 3/11/2016 3:53:00 PM
Your view of earth contains profound beauty SuZ. I am sure this will rate high in the contest my friend. #7
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 3/11/2016 4:06:00 PM
Thanks so much,Connie : for taking time to comment. Always valued. Best, SuZ Thinking of you for your Dr's appt. Mon.
Date: 3/10/2016 6:26:00 PM
Suzanne, this is BEAUTIFUL and I am loving it 7 ~
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 3/11/2016 4:07:00 PM
Thank you, Broken Wings : I always appreciate you taking time to read and comment. Cheers, SuZ
Date: 3/9/2016 9:56:00 PM
I suspect it will survive even if we do not. Great poem!
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 3/10/2016 12:42:00 AM
Thanks, Richard. Surely God will do what he has to, to protect His miracle creation. SuZ
Date: 3/8/2016 10:59:00 PM
Stunning, Suz. So many creative metaphors like "reliable as a conveyor belt" and "as tall as time passing". Your mind went many places with tiny captured moments of mother earth ... pondering what life will be like after you're gone is a beautiful moral. A fave from me. Loved the imagery.
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 3/9/2016 12:48:00 AM
Thankyou Tim: Always so nice to get your thoughtful insights. Getting an early night tonight. Cheers SuZ
Date: 3/8/2016 1:58:00 PM
Love the image you have painted, Suzanne , a7 . Hugs Eve
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 3/8/2016 7:14:00 PM
Thanks Eve: I appreciate your comments, SuZ
Date: 3/8/2016 11:52:00 AM
A very optimistic view of earth. Hope you're right.
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 3/8/2016 7:12:00 PM
Yes, Victor: We can only pray that wisdom prevails. SuZ
Date: 3/8/2016 9:22:00 AM
This is so simple and so pretty. Hope it does well for you BG
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 3/8/2016 10:26:00 AM
Thanks Barbara: so nice to have you visit. Hugs, SuZ