The Earth

the earth is gold
giving, birthing, nourishing,
and receiving without discrimination,
not seeking, soliciting, pleading, or cajoling,
no guile, no deceit, nor malice,
she is throne, she is bed,
she is teacher, she is read,
all are equal who touch her feet with their feet,
she blesses the heads of all who bow before her,
in her the seasons are found,
she is music, poetry, dance and song,
my lover,
someday I will lie down and melt in her arms.

Author notes

80 Word Poem written for contest

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Author: Charlie Bottle

Charlie Bottle's passion is poetry. He has lived on three continents, speaks five languages and loves different cultures, people, music and food. He believes that "Poetry uses the economy of words to express the essence of our humanity." It is this magical use of brevity to express the profound that drew him to poetry. While his professional and personal life has pulled him in different directions, He continues in his discipleship of the craft and writes whenever the muse moves him. While English is his second language it is the language in which he lives, breathes, thinks and writes poetry.