View It From Afar
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To appreciate our planet
start with its snow-capped mountains
where sunbeams morph crystals of ice
into gems of glistening light.
Witness white clouds traverse the skies
floating on a vista of blue
or a setting sun smear scarlet
onto puffs of marshmallow white.
See jungles at its equator
create a sash of vibrant green
and burnt sands ripple its deserts
with shifting dunes of tans and creams.
See its leafy forests change from
deciduous to evergreen
and tundra pitted with blue lakes
fade to stretches of virgin snow.
Watch volcanoes erupt in flame
spewing plumes of ebony smoke
and lava bleed from gaping wounds
while giving birth to molten earth.
See azure and aquamarine
waves crested with white foamy froth
or tilted poles capped in ice
sparkling like crystalline jewels.
View it from afar as it twirls
in the vacuum of space like
cerulean marble, called Earth.
I was pleased to see that this poem won poem of the day, resonating with so many people. Our planet is such a beautiful blue gem set against the velvet blackness of space. Nature is awesome and our phantasmagorical planet is a prime example of God's ability to touch our souls through our senses, drawing us closer to Him.
Copyright © Emile Pinet | Year Posted 2016
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