Monday, August 27, 2018

this land of mine



you leave your bricks

abandoned, things rusted under sun


i'll rise and trample them 

with wildgrass and earthworms


i'll cover their metallic teeth, 

and venyl skin, until nothing is seen


but my green arms and seeds, housing 

birds and creatures, who'll call this - 


home



Credit:  here


Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - Quadrille, Hosted by Kim Russell - 44 word post, with the chosen word, Earth.

22 comments:

  1. Oh.. I love this, how much nature takes back from what we have borrowed... a great reminder for every one who think we can do anything but borrow soil...

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  2. I like the reference to all that green as "my green arms".

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  3. Oh yes, Nature reclaiming the earth! I hate to see abandoned things rusting, but we know that Nature has a way of dealing with them. I love the way you've given her a voice, Grace, especially the lines:
    'I'll cover their metallic teeth,
    and vinyl skin, until nothing is seen
    but my green arms and seeds, housing
    birds and creatures, who'll call this -
    home.'

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  4. It amazing how quickly nature can reclaim all that we abandon; dust to dust. Great word-smithing with this piece

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  5. Gorgeous imagery. One of my favourites of yours.

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  6. A beautiful write Grace, I love how nature reclaims abandoned ruins :o) xxx

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  7. nature will always return it all to its natural state ... rightfully so - and it is incredible, the transformation ...
    lovely 44 ~

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  8. Ooh, nature reclaiming its territory is never more beautiful than this.
    Some really good craftsmanship here — I always love your deft touch to the images conjured through your words.
    -HA

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  9. Nature always find a way to push on through

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  10. Such gorgeous imagery, Grace 💞 especially love: "I'll cover their metallic teeth,and vinyl skin, until nothing is seen but my green arms and seeds, housing birds and creatures, who'll call this - home."

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  11. Such a beautiful picture in words, Grace.

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  12. I did a poem for Toads about Detroit claiming back the city. It is amazing to me how nature takes back her territory. This lovely poem shows this. So much beauty in this.

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  13. Encouraging message...nature overcoming technology.

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  14. I love this personification of the earth reminding us she takes back what is hers if regarded with lack of care.

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  15. I love this voice of Earth...well done :) (I apologize if you receive this twice... not sure if the first went through) Janice

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  16. Ah nature reclaims its space....and covers over, obliterates, and makes useful the leftovers of humans. Love it! "I'll cover their metallic teeth...." I'm reminded of some of the abandoned old farmsteads in Iowa where we lived many many years ago. :)

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  17. mother nature makes ugly look pretty again

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  18. Grace- I love this poem, and how nature eventually wins once we have abandoned spaces.

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  19. Nature takes back what is rightfully hers. Love this!

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  20. A wonderfully imagistic portrait of nature reclaiming her space!

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  21. Beautiful in every way, Grace.

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  22. There is an intensity, or perhaps intentionnality is a better word, to this poem that I love.

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