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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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