Well, January has passed already. For me, it feels like it’s still right after Christmas. However, I won’t complain when the winter flies by fast — the sooner it flies by, the warmer it will be in Alberta.
But this too depends on several little ground hogs tomorrow, all who we do not really know if they’ve seen their shadow. So we’ll see, as for now some quotes to make you think. Cheers!
And now for our (optional) prompt. Today’s prompt comes to us from Gloria Gonsalves, who also suggested our prompt for Day Seven. Today, Gloria challenges us all to write a poem in honor of Earth Day. This could be about your own backyard, a national park, or anything from a maple tree to a humpback whale. Happy writing!
For more information please see NaPoWriMo. The poem form is Etherees, repeated, and turned upside down, and written as they are.
Calling her Mother, created in beginning,
Adoration is hers, our provider,
Gods hands formed, but yet she falters,
He said be her caregiver,
Taking more then we’re meant,
Using her until she —
Is broken, torn,
Forgetting our place,
Nurture her as she,
Nurtures her caretakers,
Ignorance destroys beauty,
Creator so lovingly beheld and,
Let us name earth’s creatures — disappearing.
Don’t forget, protect earth, greed consumes her.
Through thousands, perhaps, millions of years past,
She was sitting alone on a beach and she felt different than she had ever felt. She was young and beautiful and she was perfect; her beauty had no flaws. She was eternally youthful and magnificent. She could do anything she wanted her body was limber and strong.
The beach was the most peaceful place she had ever been. The tide washed up, but the water was transparent. The sand was white like pearls and glimmered. Her perfect eyes took in everything; her vision so sharp she could see far away. And where her vision stopped a seeing in her mind took over.
That’s when she realized she felt no pain. No pain, it was the strangest feeling. There was no aching in her bones. No headache and no sickness. Their was a sense of well-being and harmony within her. She knew then that there was only one place she could be, and she smiled in her radiant youth and walked towards the brilliant orange setting sun.