4.22.2019

No Substitute


When you set
your foot upon grass
intoxicated with dew
and air
and freshness of things

Remember
your good fortune
Reflect upon the earth
as it’s long past time
to atone


#NaPoWriMo Day 22! It’s Earth Day.
For Shay in the Garden: POOR SUBSTITUTIONS
Skylover’s Word List: FORTUNE
And Merriam-Webster Word of the Day: INTOXICATE

14 comments:

  1. Yes we do need to realise our good fortune and do something real soon

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  2. Good poem for Earth Day. And for Day 22

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  3. Oh my, is it ever. Happy Earth DaY!

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  4. I need to remember... and barefoot a bit.

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  5. I need to atone with the Game of thrones walk of shame I think...lol. I tend to dwell a little too much in the negative these days. Leave it to you to tell my to get up and get moving.

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  6. It’s so interesting and enlightening when you go from one poem to another that uses the same image, Marian. I love where the image took you in this poem. I love the lines
    ‘intoxicated with dew
    and air
    and freshness of things’.

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  7. Ooh, love that ending. Chills.

    "as it’s long past time
    to atone"

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  8. Oh, I love the message in this poem!

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  9. Unexpected, profound use of the image, and I like how intoxicated seems to have multiple meanings in the context.

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  10. Yes, long past time.. Happy Earth day

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  11. Indeed we are fortunate to be alive on this green earth ... and indeed it is way past time to atone. Beautifully written.

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  12. Wonderful poem for that image. Happy Earth Day!

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  13. especially if you're atone deaf

    (ducks) ~

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