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To Earth and Sky

Grounded, let me taste the earth
From the dust, this gift of birth
To the ashes and the soil
Release me from this mortal coil

Spirits rise into the sky
Constellations bright and shy
Home above the vapor’s shroud
Rain to earth from laden clouds

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this reminds me of the little poem we all learn as children.
"Rain, rain go away
little [name inserted here] wants to play
rain, rain, go away
come back again some other day

I hardly think that is what you were thinking when you wrote this
but it is what was brought to mind. I think that perhaps you were
pondering the magic of water?

The life's blood of all living things.

This must be the place, 'cause there ain't no place like this place anywhere near this place

a dying man's plea. Perhaps, he prefers death than to live. I still wonder what made him to demand to die.

"By virtue of creativity, my literary genre is poetry".


We all die. We are all returned to elemental form in some way or another. Water is also cycled from sky to ground and then to sky again. Such is life on this planet.


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This is lovely poem- great theme, beautiful language and solid structure and rhyme. It's cool to see that you don't always have to go for the full rhyme- assonance and partial rhyme can be a poet's greatest tools. Well done Xxx

Aah, the phenomenal cycle of life! Nice.

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