Robert Murray Smith

Gold Star - 146,361 Points (17.03.1943 / Wellington)

Ode To The Earth - Poem by Robert Murray Smith

the earth we salute you our dot
in space

nothing above, or below except
other lonely dots

shined on by a bright sun, and
a loon of moon

from eons you came alone, pounded
into submission

by asteroids red, explosive molten
flares

allowed your tears to pool as seas,
and lakes

rivers flooded, flowed streaming
anguished tears

allowing primitive life forms to
propagate

through ice, earthquakes, molten
moulding

you accommodated life in all forms
to grow, and prosper

a home for the whole of nature, and
finally man

all the while held in spins on spin
by gravitational pull

your moulding unfinished continues,
as you spin all alone

putting up resignedly to the desecration
of creatures spawned from your generosity

never resting always in flux into the uncertain
future you go

Topic(s) of this poem: lakes, moon, nature, rivers, sea, space, sun, tears

Form: Blank Verse


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 24, 2016

Poem Edited: Thursday, February 16, 2017


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