For Creativity Challenge Day 14: Hug
For Poets United: Poetry Pantry #331
Who am I to tell
anyone to give a hug
to the world, even
though it is sorely
in need of such
Idealistic dreamer, wild
of imagination, apprentice
to words, no more
than an unknown poet.
So, I close my eyes,
stretch out my old
woman’s arms, and see:
a rich and gorgeous
blue and green globe
of nurture, sunlight,
and air, appear there
in the darkness.
Suspended now, in front
of me. I reach to gently
fold her in my old
woman’s arms, and begin
to sing, almost in a whisper:
Hush a bye, don’t you cry…
Elizabeth Crawford 12/4/2016
Image is a pencil sketch, given to me as a gift, from a friend.
What a gorgeous thought…
when you donned the gorgeous blue-green mantle you became a poet who can move others into the spaces of emotion you caught between these words – magnificent!
That’s the way! 🙂 It’s a long time since I put the earth in the centre of my meditations and wrapped Her in love. About time I did it again – often.
most beautiful specially the last two stanzas…
But you are a known poet and those gentle arms wrapped around the world show your beauty – hugs back to you xo
This is beautifully emotive 💝 especially love “I reach to gently fold her in my old woman’s arms, and begin to sing, almost in a whisper: Hush a bye, don’t you cry” 💝
even though it is sorely
in need of such a thing.
There are so many areas seen as being problem areas. However, there seems to be a feeling of despondence in not being able to do something about it
Oh, Elizabeth, this is so poignant. I too would like to hold the world and sing to her and tell her that it will all be okay. Like you, I feel there really is so little I can do…..except ‘hug’ the world and those in my midst. And hope that sanity comes to this world. It used to be that I thought ‘evil’ was elsewhere…..now it seems very close to home.
Really moving, Elizabeth. Seldom am I on the verge of tears when I read a poem…but this one brought me to that point. And the image you shared…..so apt.
A beautiful emotional piece of writing and that sketch is just marvelous. Your friend has a keen eye.
This is my absolute favourite of your poems EVER. It is wonderful–loving, beautiful, heartfelt and perfect in every way. One of your very best.
This is so lovely and moving.
I think we need to soothe our blue green marble.. wonderful (and hopeful) words
Sweet lullaby for all that this world has gifted us, so far 🙂 ❤
My new favorite, Elizaabeth. I give the hug, I receive it, I cry, I love.
What a beautiful, touching and pertinant poem. If only more of us could see the world as a living thing much like your illustration.
This is beautiful Elizabeth. It reminds me to love this earth, this world regardless of the turmoil that inhabits it.