and she opened her arms
upon a cosmic wave she released the beats of an undying heart
the ancients answered, flooding the seas with souls
life eternal from the chalice we sipped
soaking upon her soil, where blooms fused with newborn breaths
to the call of the wild we danced, we wed
as the cedars praised and anointed us with eyes to see, to be
to rise, to fall
to sing, to cry
to laugh, to love
to whisper, to scream
to learn, to teach
to share, to know
as she all the while sat in wait for us to return to her gates
feeding unto her the gifts we learned to share unto thee, an allegiance of her love an undying rite
knowing passage comes not to all that shan’t sit beneath the shade hearing the trees
yet still giving, in hopes one day we’d all see
before the bell tolled.
Image by Brian Kirhagis
This was solely inspired by the instrumental, Helvetesfonster, by Ghost. It’s a bit of a long digestion but if you can listen with the thoughts of life from the quiet stillness of creation to the awakening to the dance to the slowed, reserved pace and then finally to returning to the soil.
All of this flows as if dancers upon a stage, in a forest, lined with great sequoia’s and ancient oaks while mother nature’s children sit as quiet observers, when I listen to this exquisite instrumelntal.
I originally wrote this for Earth Day but with the world in such a waterfall of pain and fear right now I thought it a humble sentiment, a reminder that mother Earth shall always embrace us when we need her. We but need to have faith, trust and love and return to her all that she gives unto us unconditionally so.