Ode to Gaia
Your colors are so divine,
With every flavor like sweet wine.
Abundant and bountiful are your treasures;
If only we use in moderate measures.
There is absolutely no need,
for the sense of lack, fear or greed.
You, dear Mother Gaia, are pure love.
Your gifts are everywhere, below and above.
You deserve so much in return,
yet nothing you expect just discern
what adjustments humans must make
to bring back equilibrium without mistake.
For we all know in our hearts that you will find
A way for life to go on with or without human kind.
Foolish people may continue to believe
That we can go on without reprieve.
We must always keep you in our embrace,
And stop all our shameful waste, a disgrace.
On this designated day, let us love and honor you,
In all your magnificent glory of green and blue.
Update: In my haste to post, Ode to Gaia, I forgot to tell everyone my sister and father had a hand in the last 6 lines of this poem. We co-created this poem in honor of Earth Day. Thank you so much for reading it. ♥
Comments on: "Ode To Gaia" (10)
I love the art…and What a beautiful poem. You’re inspirational.
Thank you so very much ♥
Did you know that Gaia was one of the Elder Greek Gods-Personifcation of earth, all heavenly bodies and mother of the Titan Gods (Zues, Hera, Posiden, Etc.)
Thank you, yes! I did know. ♥
I agree with Nessa… It’s a beautiful watercolor and the words a tribute to the earthly mother. Everyone talks about saving the planet…The reality is we should talk about saving the humans
Thank you, Peter. The beauty about taking measures to save the planet, we help ourselves…through conservation of clean water and soil, through using less conveniences (throw-away items), through combining errands and getting the best use of our modes of transportation, etc. With the money and time we save we can use it for whatever cause that is in our hearts.
I believe people will do what the are most passionate. Sometimes, it needs to take a jostle of awareness or an event to light someone’s fire. When things hit home, people really do come through. I have been a survivor of a major hurricane and 2 significant floods after that. My parents survived the major Earthquake in Chile. And we have survived other minor events, which brought the best out of people. People helping people.People sharing.
People can do and will do when the timing is right for them to do so.
This is a beautiful ode to Gaia, who is in much need of all of our love at this time. Thank you (and your family) for sharing.
A perfect combination of art.
Thank you so much Sue. ♥
bows humble (~_~)