April PAD Challenge: Day 13

and the desert,
which has waited
since it was created,
begins to stir.


Spring Birth

Each year, our mother
earth labors to bring
forth her abundance.

Contractions gather
in sporadic storms
as she breathes

in, then out, pushing
to expel what has been
silently sleeping through

winter‘s chill stillness.
Chaos reigns, yet she
remains calm, knowing

her numerous children
need warmth and nurture
she alone can provide

in summer’s golden sunlight.

Elizabeth Crawford 4/13/2017

Notes: Today’s inspiration comes from The Dance, a poem written by Magical Mystical Teacher. Her poetry may be found here:


Image is a Mandala created by Marc Bove, and colored by me, using fine art pens. Marc’s designs are available here:







About 1sojournal

Loves words and language. Dances on paper to her own inner music. Loves to share and keeps several blogs to facilitate that. They can be found here: https://1sojournal.wordpress.com/ https://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/ http://claudetteellinger.wordpress.com/
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4 Responses to April PAD Challenge: Day 13

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  2. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    This may be the first time that I’ve ever inspired another poet to give birth to a new poem. A magnificent birthing, indeed, Elizabeth. Thank you!


  3. Sherry Marr says:

    Very beautiful – allows me to look out my window and see the storms in an entirely new light. Smiles.


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