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Poems From The Earth

Updated on August 8, 2015
Right outside my front door
Right outside my front door
Near Santa Fe New mexico
Near Santa Fe New mexico

If you think about it you are tied to this Earth with every fiber, every thought, every breath. You can live high above the ground but you can’t break the ties. You always return to the soil.


It is with a hoe that each generation

Leaves to the next

Its greatest gift

And with a hoe

Each man meets

His only earthly master


Light and Dark

Each day combines

Light and dark

As does each month

Each year

Each life


On Reaching

Through separating soil

New sprouts

Light green still

Push to the light


Time Passes

Nothing changes

Dirt and water

Still make mud


Planting a tree

Is an act

We share

Only with nature


The only reward

On this earth

Is the living

Of the life


Laugh with me

And we begin



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      ExoticHippieQueen 6 years ago

      An "au naturel" poem. Up and awesome, G, and thanks for the follow!

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      GNelson 6 years ago from Florida

      Jami, Thanks, glad you liked them.

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      jami l. pereira 6 years ago

      Voted up and awesome , great work!

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      GNelson 7 years ago from Florida

      Maggydawg, Thanks for the reading. Glad you enjoyed them.

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      maggydawg 7 years ago

      I think this is one of your most profound poems.

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      GNelson 7 years ago from Florida

      Fay, I try to keep both sides of my brain working. I write a lot and sometimes it looks like a poem.

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      Fay Paxton 7 years ago

      You're full of surprises, G. Had no idea you were a poet. I love the poem.


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      GNelson 7 years ago from Florida

      Sandyspider, Thanks for reading. Makes it all worth while.

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      GNelson 7 years ago from Florida

      Maven101, I am going to read more of your hubs. I like the way you think.

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Love the poem.

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      maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Poetically sage observations on universal truths...The interconnectivity of all things, supported by quantum theory, was long realized by such giants as Cicero, Thoreau, Huxley, Leibniz, and Einstein...

      I believe in Spinoza's God who shows himself in the orderly harmony of what exists, in the interconnectivity of all things, not in a God who concerns himself with the fates and actions of human beings.

      Your line " The only reward on this earth is the living

      of the life " captures Camus' statement that life ( and death ) are absurd and meaning is possible only if we give it meaning...

      Voted up...Thanks, Larry

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      GNelson 7 years ago from Florida

      dahoglund, I think you are probably closer than you think. We all are in what we eat, drink and breath.

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      Don A. Hoglund 7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      I cannot claim closeness to nature but admire those who are.


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