Let Us Praise the Earth

With voices true and strong

Deborah Barchi
Apr 7 · 1 min read
Photo by kazuend on Unsplash

The longer I hesitate
The harder it is to separate

my purpose from my fear.
Will anyone care

if my voice grows still?
Will anyone feel the need

to fill the gaping space
where once I claimed my modest place

between the earth and sky?
And why should it matter if I let go?

The earth will continue to spin and grow
without my words of appreciation

without the breathless anticipation
I feel for ever newborn leaf.

For every petal of every flower,
for every bird that holds the power

to dazzle every eager ear,
rebirthing hope, dissolving fear.

No longer will I hesitate
to praise the earth and share its fate.

Deborah Barchi

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Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays. 824drb@gmail.com

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Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays. 824drb@gmail.com

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Outstanding stories objectively and diligently selected by 40+ senior editors on ILLUMINATION

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