madhappycrafter

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Invitation

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A big moss-covered rock –
soft from spring rains; warm
from sun’s rays;
a cushioned lap of green
beckons;
Come.  Rest.

Nearby,
a still lake so wide
you can’t see the other side.
There, eyeless tadpoles swim,
not needing sight –
yet light
moves us all,
our faces leaning toward the sun
like daffodils.

Sunbeams warm the backs of my hands
resting on my thighs
like lily pads. Still,
I need cool touch of darkness,
cloud, tree, cave;
shade from sun’s scorch,
night’s cloak of sweet relief.

My frog-leg kicks make quiet wakes
as I swim;
crosscurrents fanning out behind
like vees of geese in flight.

The empty rowboat of longing waits
on the far shore.
Where will it carry me?

**********

Something I’ve been thinking about in these times of the harsh glare of industrialization and apocalyptic scenarios; how in these times, only Nature gives relief, connection with all living beings, so that I can relate again to my own species who has harmed this earth I love so much.

2 thoughts on “Invitation

  1. I wonder if this will get to you since it’s on an “old” post? I love the poem, I’ll have to dig mine out about moss covered rocks! And I hear the pain of what’s happening in our world to hurt Nature, which of course hurts us all! I hope you listen to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. There’s a you tube video of her blasting the people who don’t take this all seriously. Can’t wait to have a garden again!! I am inspired by your beautiful flowers!!

  2. Darn! I had a long reply all typed out and then wordpress asked me to log in! yes, i get email notifications when people comment and I so appreciate that you came here even though there is little to see or read. I had said much more in my comment but lost it. Seems we have a LOT in common in many areas of life; including who we like in congress! I wish we had 100 in congress like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Been watching Tulsi Gabbard under fire in every direction and I am so impressed by her. That is the kind of person I want for a leader. I love it that we do art and write poetry and love this beautiful earth and want to protect it.

    I hope you get a garden again soon. What i love most is right now, watching the queen bumblebees – I think I grow flowers for the bumblebees more than for myself. It’s fun to see the variety of pollenators.

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