Give birth to new life
among young grasses and wild daffodils
spring on legs still wet
Till hearts prepared
to taste a rhapsody of rain drops dripped
heirlooms sown deep
Sweep beams with sunshine
walk the earth caught on sweeping swallow wings
grow germinate grow
pull like peeling paint from iris petals done
cull weeds rooted past
nutrition fruition spread prosperous
Horn of plenty fill
harvest hardened wheat stored for tomorrows
love strong feasts giving
Retreat through colours
cast a bridal sheet over winter moon
ice starves blight and mite
Put to sleep our life
seek warm caress under covers waiting
embrace season cold.
Submitted as part of “National Poetry Writing Month – 2017” (#NaPoWriMo2017). Today’s prompt: In honor of Earth Day, I’d like to challenge you to write a georgic. Your Georgic could be a simple set of instructions on how to grow or care for something, but it could also incorporate larger themes as to how land should be used (or not used), or for what purposes.
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