We are hanging at the dVerse pub tonight with Grace writing Ecopoetry. Join the fun and explore your organic connections.
I stand facing the sun that winter chills
an icy tempest lifts stands of my hair
and slaps my cheeks.
Nature and I catch our breath
in our joint hibernation and meditation.
I prefer spring’s dramatic winds
and autumn’s colorful flare
to summer’s feverish wrath
and winter’s neglectful blight.
Our nature is to thrive unconditionally.
The tree needs our breath
bartering it’s shade and heat.
I understand I am no more important
than the yellow in a Flicker’s tail
no more worthy than the ant.
Though my shoe is small
my footprint is larger than most.
So great the responsibilities,
the bond between inhabitants
to take the rough with the smooth.
Catch & Release
Among Sedona’s red pillars
we chase love like butterflies.
Passion came to a fiery end
a gorge too deep to cross.
With memories of your laughter,
the ominous glint of your eyes,
and the price of your touch —
I return to that same sky
among the sanguine stone
to release us completely
back into the stream
that our laughter swam
to purify and love again.
Written and shared for Poetics- at dVerse CC has served up the prompt of natures ability to heal, sooth, and inspire.