EARTH WAS WHAT HE NAMED HER

The tiny planet shuddered,

drew clouds around her like a garment.

“Name me!” she sighed,

“for I am lonely.”

Lost amongst the star shine

of a billion suns revolving;

she huddled in her orbit

and waited for the day.

Slowly dawned the presence

of a mighty force around her;

and she felt the power singing

as He swept the night away.

Confusion turned to order,

as He clothed her in a mantle

made of misty mountain meadows

and sparkling coral sands.

He placed upon her shoulders

tall woodlands filled with flowers;

and for her skirts deep waters

hemmed with foaming strands of pearl.

Then closer came the presence;

knelt in holiness upon her

and from her soil He brought forth sons

to tend her fragrant gardens.

Earth was what He named her;

jewel of the heavens;

fragile integration

of the majesty of life.

c. 2011. Donna Swanson from Splinters of Light

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About dswan2

Poet, author, columnist, lyricist, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, wife of 50 years. Born and raised in America's Heartland
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13 Responses to EARTH WAS WHAT HE NAMED HER

  1. Jingle says:

    Awesome piece.

    lovely stated sentiments/message.

    you rock.

  2. dswan2 says:

    Thank you, Jingle!

  3. haggishead says:

    I love it! especially the final lines 😉

  4. awww so beautiful! I like!!!!!! 🙂
    enjoy the rally!

    http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/

  5. what an evolution! well written

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  7. brian says:

    i wish we had maintained her the jewel that she was…

  8. Well written poetry.We are happy to select this one as the poem of the week on Jingle Poetry.
    http://jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/2011/04/poem-of-week-evolutionenvironment-and.html

  9. Becca Givens says:

    ” … Confusion turned to order,
    as He clothed her in a mantle
    made of misty mountain meadows
    and sparkling coral sands …”

    This is absolutely beautifully crafted … I had never considered thinking of the birth of Earth in this way … but if I had … I can see it through your eyes! Awesome … 🙂

  10. Kay Salady says:

    You are an amazing writer and this poem leaves me awestruck.

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