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 © Suzanne Delaney | Year Posted 2016