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National Poetry Day Message Poem by Brenda Davis Harsham

This is just to say…

.

Thank you, Earth

that held tight trees

bent to their knees

in hurricane winds and

.

that imprints time itself
on gorges, stone and shelf,

in the language of fossil hieroglyphics.

.

Thank you, Stones

.

that, in stillness, filter clean

water in openings between

tiny stones and soil

.

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

and remember dinosaurs and glaciers.

.

Thank you, Soil

.

that warms bulbs and seeds

of flowers, trees and weeds

through the long, white winter

.

and mothers green shoots
gently soothes new roots

with tender hands, black, moist and fragrant.

.

.

© Brenda Davis Harsham

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