Sujata Gautam posted an update 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Please teach me your quiet knowing ways,
How to adapt and flow, like the coursing rivers,
The veins of the Earth
Filtered by the liver
Of soil and rock.
I want to know the patience
of the steadfast mountains,
I admire so much:
Reaching for the skies
Yet grounded deep in the Earth,
Creating layers of fascinating ecosystems
All in between;
Reminding me of the breadth of my own diversity
From the strands on my head
To the tips of my toes.
And then the trees, oh the trees
Always my first friends, wherever I go,
Greeting me exuberantly with the rustle of their leaves
And the few that may fall
Showering me with blessings.
May I carry your wisdom on friendship.
Earth, provider of the most artful, sacred balance,
How do I live with all your wise creatures?
And have we robbed the domesticated ones
from their connection with you?
All your creatures roles’
I do not know
And so removed I feel
From knowing how to all share this world;
I was born in a time,
When there is not room for all.
Please teach me,
How do I make room?
Earth, I was raised to believe all answers lie within
And so I echo these questions
To go deep, deep, deep inside,
But they always surface back to you.
I think you are, what is inside.
Earth, I am getting sleepy now;
do you know where I go when I close my eyes?
I hope it is back to you.
December 15th, 2019