Thursday, 15 June 2006

I am Earth (Poetry Thursday- Early Edition)


I am brilliant blue
While shining in the sun
A beautiful diamond
In the sky
I am earth


I am the only home
In this vast universe
For billion species
Including the humans
I am earth

Some call me Gaia
The living planet
Some simple star dust
Just part of the big universe
I am earth

I have seen
Many species evolve and extinct
It’s the journey of life
There is a beginning and then an end
I am earth

I remember correctly the date
Humans came pretty late
Earlier dinosaurs used to dominate
But they met their fate
I am earth

Mars and Venus are my neighbors
I live between them
Once there was life on Mars
But no more
I am earth

Now I suffer from heat
As perhaps once Mars did
I am losing my species fast
Death seems to embrace me at last
I am earth


I wish humans could soon learn
They are just one out of billions
Masters they are not
But just another part
I am earth

19 Comments:

Blogger rachana said...

" I wish humans could soon learn
They are just one out of billions
Masters they are not
But just another part."
so beautiful!!!

15/6/06 11:16 am  
Blogger harmonyinline said...

I like this more each time I read it.

15/6/06 11:50 am  
Blogger abhay k said...

Hi Rachana,
so good to have you back...love your comments..

Hi Harmonyinline,
I am in love with this poem and want to read it again and again...

15/6/06 12:03 pm  
Blogger paris parfait said...

Gorgeous! Beautiful, thoughtful, celebratory!

15/6/06 4:07 pm  
Blogger abhay k said...

Hi Tara,
I think it's in line with your post about Al Gore's movie... An Inconvenient Truth..

15/6/06 4:20 pm  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

The movement through this is terrific. The cadence....the observations....beautiful, vast and true.

15/6/06 5:32 pm  
Blogger abhay k said...

Hi Colors..
thank you so much..

15/6/06 6:36 pm  
Blogger Nova said...

What a beautiful poem on Earth and its timeline.

15/6/06 7:38 pm  
Blogger Cate said...

This is a beautiful poem. I love the rhythm that the repetition creates! Thank you for sharing your words!

15/6/06 7:49 pm  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

You couldn't said it better about thee Earth!

I salute to Earth!

15/6/06 8:01 pm  
Blogger abhay k said...

Hi Nova and cate!
Thank yo so much for your beautiful words!

15/6/06 8:01 pm  
Blogger Shabby Chic said...

hi abhay,

this was simply awesome! you could feel the deep conviction in your words, loved this! bravo!

15/6/06 8:19 pm  
Blogger wendylou who? said...

sometimes I've felt the same way...that the Earth must be tired of us,and just wants it to be over..and rest....

Well done sir!
Wendy

15/6/06 8:26 pm  
Blogger Turquoise CRO said...

Yes! I loved the rhythm too, I almost wanted to Sing! your poem, I probably will when I come back to read it again!

16/6/06 1:01 am  
Blogger Tammy said...

YES! Sad but so true!

16/6/06 2:08 am  
Blogger abhay k said...

Hi Gautami,
Thank you so much for visiting..

Hi Shabby chic,
welcome to I&U,
thank you so much for your kind words!

Hi Wendy,
welcome and thank you so much for visiting and your lovely comment..

Hi turquoise cro,
very encouraging words and please do come back again and again..

Hi Tammy,
exactly..thats what the reality is...but there is hope as we have started realizing our status..
thanks for visiting me..

16/6/06 2:48 am  
Blogger Shabby Chic said...

you're welcome abhay!

16/6/06 4:31 am  
Blogger Crunchy Weta said...

Gaia's mantra. I love it. The repetition of "I am Earth" makes it seem so solid and impervious to whatever comes up against it.

16/6/06 5:24 pm  
Blogger abhay k said...

Hi Glenn,
Thank you so much!
That repitition elevates somthing here..I too noticed that..I loved your highly thoughtful comment about my poem I believe on Poetisphere..
Thanks!

16/6/06 8:13 pm  

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