Writing The Elements... ( All Combined )


Winds are whispering
Sweet nothings are dealt
Carried by something
Not seen, only felt

Wings glide across time
Life breathes and develops
Pass into skyline
Atmosphere envelopes

Breeze toward the sun
Adrift into clouds
Float beyond ocean
Condensation surrounds

Not ablaze
Not flowing
Not crumbling



Dive under the surface

of cool, blue hydration

Descend, finding purpose,

escaping flotation

Lungs filled with water,

were lungs meant for air

Poseidon can’t enter

into human affairs

Attempting to swim,

as you presently drown

Giving up, giving in

to the ocean’s renown

Ice created...

when frozen

Destroys flame...

by collision

Earth softened...


When air enters...



An ice age...

Melts away...

Scarlet rage...

Here to stay...

Arsonist’s accomplice,
designed only to spread
created with malice,
filling urns with the dead

Hypnotically, dancing
A feast for the eyes
Bewitching, entrancing
Illuminates skies

Trees laid to waste
Reducing forest to ash
Consuming with haste
Erasing life, with a flash

Rivaled by water,
Unremorsefully blazing
Hades, its father
Uncontrolled, never aging



Roots growing, confiding
Men formed from the dust
Atop ATLAS, residing
Back broken and crushed

Beneath our steps, waiting
Unmoving throughout time
Plates sometimes colliding
Within GAIA’S design

Holding graves of deceased
Residence for men passed
Their life force is released
Peaceful souls are amassed

Softened by the sea
Immune to the flame
Underneath our feet
The earth will remain

© copyright BenD.A 2011

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toknowinfo 5 years ago

Beautiful. Just beautiful!

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4elements 5 years ago

this was pretty cool, I loved how you wrote it. You are talented

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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

thank you very much joy :]

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Joy56 5 years ago

i thoroughly enjoy your writing, this was amazing.

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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

saddle - the support I have been getting is far beyond anything I imagined. It's really great. Thanks for being there to help me along

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saddlerider1 5 years ago

You have taken the elements of life and breathed a refreshing texture to them, for without their presence we would all be dust blowing in those winds of time. Nicely written Ben, you are amassing not only many followers, but also appreciative comments. Well done, bravo

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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

thanks that means so much. non-synthetic and raw is what I strive for. thank you for that Enigmatic

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Enigmatic Me 5 years ago from East Coast Canada

Like the elements,there is a rawness,a non-synthetic feel to these. Originality wins!

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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Nellie - I agree completely, and have researched astrology quite a lot. Thanks for that informative and flattering comment :D

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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

This makes nothing but SENSE! The elements are part of the whole and - separated, they are interesting, - but combined like this, they are - - WHOLE. And I just love your illustrations, Ben. It's a breathtaking unit!

In astrology one of the things of great interest is the 4 elements into which the 12 signs are divided. Each of the 4 elements is supposed to reflect a characteristic of the 3 signs attached to it. It's amazing how they fit and fine-tune the characteristics assigned to them, as well as how they incline to others with different elements. For instance, Air signs and Fire signs can be rather explosive together. Water signs and Earth signs can be rather muddy together. hehe

I am no "believer in" astrology, (or indeed of other myths) but, like so many things evolved by ancient civilizations, there is little question that it supplied them some answers to otherwise unanswerable questions and unfathomable mysteries about life on Earth and the Universe beyond it. They had no modern instruments for looking into these things but they applied what they could observe and surmise to develop what might be called ancient psychology, - the study of human differences and characteristics. And It is amazing how so much of it actually seems to fit! Doesn't mean it's sacred, of course, but if one actually does a person's overall chart, beyond just the "sun sign" (one of the 12 "signs") and pieces it together with a fine-tuned approach, rather like creating a painting - or a poem - it is truly amazing.

Anyway - I am Aquarius, an Air Sign. ;-> The other two Air signs are Gemini and Libra.

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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Ian - thanks a lot! Yeah I agree, I love this layout, and the simplicity.

Acer - hahaha thank you sir

Ellie - I agree, thanks mucho :]

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SeenButNotHeard 5 years ago from Michigan

I love the pictures you picked to with these :) It does seem much easier than the way you had it before

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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

You forgot about the important element of chocolate ice-cream,lol...seriously this is a refresing breath of warm growing verse.;)

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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

They mean so much this way... all collected. The continuity really works.

Here is a Wow! : "Arsonist’s accomplice" that is brilliant.

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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Minnetonka - That's great to hear :] thanks!

maria - thank you, this is one of my favs

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maria.rose 5 years ago from Florida

Great! I’m really glad you enjoyed this hub so much. nice way to convey your message.......... thanks a lot

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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota

Great writing Ben. You always pull me into whatever you are writing about.

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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Yeah me too...it simplifies it and makes it more manageable.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

I like them together this way.

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