Quietly You Moult

Earth, why won’t you talk to us 
All who dreamily walk
Within your damp vessel
Across your fumigene temple
You’ll say words that winds blow
Through soft tempest of skins
To those who listen with their soul 
To all those nature worshippers
Why you most lovable planet – 
Only one that carries all kinds of life
Remains humble and tolerant towards
These same that commit all these plight
You are going else-way as you change
And you keep yourself all sane all soft 
While above your skin we dirty we saccage 
And on your own, quietly you moult
Your soldiers shake, move, stir, wreck – 
Elements at war 
Your children saccage, pollute, break – 
Unaware of what you are
And you remain calm and serene
Fluidly taking shapes into roots into flowers
Into rivers into lagoons into mountains 
Into trees into grasses into rocks into soil
Anthropomorphic dreams of renewal
Constant seasonal cell regeneration 
So you keep quiet you keep calm you keep to you
The secrecy of your decay till rebirth.

On the 5th of June we celebrated ‘World Environmental Day’, while yesterday the 8th we celebrated ‘World Oceans Day’. Nature has a very special place in my heart, where in this poem, I anthropomorphise its essence and glorify its constant renewal… while we humans, destroy ourselves through the destruction of the ecosystem needed for our own survival.

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