Friday, March 11, 2011


I am earth, quench me
my children born of me
rising up from my soil
need to drink deeply to
grow, to survive, without
water there is no life
dust only

I am earth, quench me
my lakes and rivers and
oceans need replenishing
without water life, no life
all will perish, rains bless
my bodies of water, fill them

I am earth, quench me
but know when enough
is enough, do not flood
my children, wash away
soil, denude my fertility
so nothing will grow
dust only

I am earth, quench me
water my children
flora and fauna so that
all may live and thrive
basking under sun
partaking of air, held at
bay by fire, then rain


  1. You have written a poem like a prayer. I like the circular effect given by the repetition.

  2. Nicely done....repeating the first line ties the theme together. vb

  3. Lovely, Diane. The repetition is terrific (Donna talks about that today at !)

  4. I like the mantra-like affirmation of the right amount of water and the images that grow within your words.

  5. Water: the elixir of life. A recent news release makes the claim of an organism, which lives on and in acid. Not sure I believe it.

  6. Wonderful because it feels more like a prayer than a simple poem

  7. I love the way you have made Earth come alive; a thoughtful, beautiful, loving poem.