“EARTHWISE” new poem

The Poetry Muse is an elusive wench.

Some quirk has triggered her return since April.

Today’s has to do with saving the Planet.  Surprise!

In this era when political candidates show no regard for the future of the Earth, never mention climate, let alone change, I dare salute Nature Herself, my Goddess!

 

EARTHWISE

 

taking notes on a pad named EARTHWISE

I wonder, what does ‘earthwise’ mean?

 

perhaps the manufacturer’s  caring

for our imperiled Universe

 

BUT

 

who is really EARTHWISE?

 

Celts

 

Druids

 

on rough hilltops

linking with Solstice bonfires

 

knowing to honor

the sacred oak

the rowan tree

as friends

 

every American Indian

of whom it has been prophesied

 

“a time will come when white man

seeks your wisdom”

 

 

CAROLYN FOOTE EDELMANN

June 2016