For Earth Day

For Miz Quickly’s Impromptu Poetry Day 22: Earth Day

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For Earth Day



Giving life

To her children

Spinning in space, keeping this place our home.

What small gift might we give you in return

to replenish

fragile life,



Elizabeth Crawford  4/22/13

Notes: Form is a double Tetractys. Syllabic count: 1, 2, 3, 4, 10. Then reverse.
Image: Breakers at Midnight, Digital painting by Elizabeth Crawford.

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10 Responses to For Earth Day

  1. margo roby says:

    The poem is lovely. Perfect choice of form to keep the truth simple and clear. I love the rhythm when reading it.



  2. Marianne says:

    The use of this form for your poem is perfect, and the poem is a perfect accompaniment for your digital painting!


  3. Stan Ski says:

    Any way we could do that would be good!


  4. JInksy says:

    And that image is still a corker! 🙂


  5. Lovely. I can hear the lyrics of “this Pretty Planet” dancing through the words of your poem your song. Thank you.


  6. julespaige says:

    Wanting to smell the ocean and gift back all the sea shells, but then maybe they were gifts?
    Can we work together to put peace in a box with a big bow?


  7. brenda w says:

    And it brings us back to gardens… Let us grow plants, and slow human breeding. We are suffocating our mother. Ah, Elizabeth. Thank you for being out here for me. I know that is selfish, but it’s true.


  8. Nice form and subject, Elizabeth. Thanks for this.


  9. Sherry Marr says:

    Beautiful, and it asks THE question most needing to be asked. Bravo!


  10. Pamela says:

    Very nice, Elizabeth. I agree the form works well with the message.



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