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NPD Poem of the Day by Brenda Harsham

 

 

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Poem of the day comes from Brenda Davis Harsham from Massachusetts:

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This is just to say…

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Thank you, Earth

that held tight trees

bent to their knees

in hurricane winds and

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that imprints time itself
on gorges, stone and shelf,

in the language of fossil hieroglyphics.

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Thank you, Stones

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that, in stillness, filter clean

water in openings between

tiny stones and soil

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yet still cup oceans and rivers,
reflect clouds in shining slivers,

and remember dinosaurs and glaciers.

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Thank you, Soil

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that warms bulbs and seeds

of flowers, trees and weeds

through the long, white winter

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and mothers green shoots
gently soothes new roots

with tender hands, black, moist and fragrant.

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© Brenda Davis Harsham

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Image © Charlón on Flikr, by Creative Commons License.

6 Comments

  1. A beautiful poem, Brenda. I keep re-reading it!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Lovely poem and photo well-matched, Brenda.

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    • 🙂 It’s a great poem! I do the photo-matching, Liz. I rather enjoy it, as it’s hard to get the right thing for poetry. You don’t want an exact replica of the poem, just a feel.

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  3. The photo is beautiful, Liz. Well done matching my message. My poem looks good here, thanks! Thanks to Helen and Liz for your kind words about my poem.

    Like

  4. Well written, Brenda, and well worth a third or fourth read, as I’ve done.

    Like

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