Category Archives: Earth poetry

When I am known and unknown

Sometimes I see what I am to become:New flesh, reborn –Sometimes all is dark, wrapped tight:The chrysalis tightly closed © Meisaan Chan

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Sometimes you have to start over, and agonizingly so

Sometimes you have to start over, and agonizingly so;just as the trees every year lose the crown of their gloryand the days lose their strength,just as the seed loses its protectionand the cougar loses its territoryand birds lose their flight … Continue reading

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Tree spirituality: fighting with sisters

Even in full sunlight, a tree’s leaves are still in shade,each leaf casting shadow over its sister leaf’s light;even when attached to the same branch, they get in each other’s way –They could start fightingor they could see that they … Continue reading

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The takers

Your mere existence takes resources, says the earth,and then you continue to takeand take and take and take and take –and then you pray for yet more things! –when really, you ought to be praying for your conversion © Meisaan … Continue reading

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The path ends at the edge of a cliff

The path ends at the edge of a cliff.The path has not ended, the Lord says to me.This is where you jump © Meisaan Chan

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In quickly changing times

In quickly changing times, be nimble:A mountain goat, sure-footed and fleet,an expert at finding tiny divots for the hoofs and weight;it can’t stay there long, nor does it want to, nor ought –it is designed to move © Meisaan Chan

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A cardinal’s call stabs at the air

A cardinal’s call stabs at the airblue shining skywind blows right through © Meisaan Chan

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Wander not, return home

I am the Lord your safetyyour home, your central place of return,so wander notreturn homefind the heart of your longing © Meisaan Chan

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Before the winter solstice

The dark has arrived again, my early winter guest;unprepared, I run to make a bed for her.Lovingly, she unpacks her bags,not in any hurry © Meisaan Chan

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Wind storm

Maple tree, full crown of dry leavestossed wildly throughout the nightand even when sun comes, the wild tossing doesn’t stop– so weary, so weary! © Meisaan Chan

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