FOUR MOTHER EARTH POEMS

IN CELEBRATION OF THE FULL FLOWER MOON

MAY 26, 2021

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THE GARDENER/EARTH

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When you are down on your knees

Planting the seeds

Into newly kissed Earth

When your back is bent

Over a table of cups

Feeling tired and spent

Placing tiny, cold seeds

Keeping them warm

Until late spring

I am there

Mother Earth

Whispering encouragement

As you assist in my

Fertility rite

To spread life

Color

Aroma

Over our beautiful planet…

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THE CONJURER/WATER

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Watching you greet

The Full Flower Moon

Waxed close to the Horizon

What you call a Super Moon

Ponzo Illusion

Named by the scientists

See the Moon farther away in space

It appears small

See the Moon closer to Earth’s horizon

It grows in size

Compares large

Gracing treetops

Chimneys

I, Mother of the Earth

Enter your consciousness

My Conjurer

Daughter of the Water

Reminding you to celebrate

By creating Moon Water:

Leave your favorite jar

Filled with Aqua Pura

In a moonbeam throughout the night

By day, steep herbs for Moon tea

Or wash your face in

May’s Spring embrace

Then cleanse your favorite

Jewelry, gems, stones 

Ask the Full Flower Moon for

Abundance

Pleasure

Fertility

Romance

Laughter

Fun

While remembering the

Element of Water…

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THE SCULPTOR/AIR

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I watch you, my problem-solver

Digging my essence

In a pool of clay

Material for your pottery

Used every day

And you remind me

Of another

Young woman in far-away China

Daughter of the Craftsman leader

Working in Terracotta

Creating soldiers, chariots,

Horses, musicians

All for the glory of the new Emperor

She, most talented

Created individual facial features

And unknown to all

Including her proud father

Sculpted the face

Of her dead lover

To stand in line

Buried for infinity

Brought to light in an

Unimaginable century

Where his dear image breathes

The Air of freedom

Terracotta retaining its form

Part of my Earth

Living on forever…

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THE POET/FIRE

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Here you are

My Sun

My source

Center of our universe

Unknown to you

I enter your soul

Working side by side

Implanting my knowledge

In the form of words

And you furiously scribble

Sensing what is right

The beautiful in Nature

But also the terror

Yet somehow all

The passion and fear

The love and anger

The majesty and sadness

All are a source of joy

Proving we are alive…

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(C) 2021 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)