Thursday, November 29, 2007

earthy feel----Totally Optional Prompts



burrowing in, burrowing out
following no particular path-
aerating solidness of soil

fertilizing it all the while.

roots are deeply embedded,
nourished too by thoughtful

gestures. lowly creatures

selflessly so environment

friendly, wriggling all over’
loam, are those earthworms.

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I wrote it a few minutes back and posting it here un-edited.


17 comments:

Steve said...

solid and very earthy. Pardon the pun!

Don Iannone said...

Fast poems hit me at times too. It's like the poem rushes out of you.

Jo said...

You've caught them well, those wrigglers.

aka Danny Wise said...

Wriggley things! 'with no particular place to go!' perhaps..

paisley said...

and where would we be without them??? very clever....

Rob Kistner said...

Wiggly wiggly waggly worms -- what wonderful whimsy!

Rose Dewy Knickers said...

I like the fast pace, it mirrors the worms themselves.

Rose

xo

sister AE said...

a purpose but without a direct path - just like the earthworms. Nice!

Rambler said...

Gautami,
I had never looked at earthworms this way..

"selflessly so environment
friendly"

we have lots to learn, dont we

polona said...

out of sight but worthy workers. you have done them justice, gautami.

tumblewords said...

Strangely enough, these are becoming big business...nicely written!

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

I'd never even considered that!
What great perspective!!

Missed reading your work, glad to be able to visit.

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

Square1 said...

As usual a wonderful take on something every day. What a great perspective.

Dennis said...

Fun! And reminds me of a book I read many years ago - How to Eat Worms.

Crafty Green Poet said...

earthworms are much under appreciated, thanks for writing about them!

Linda said...

Lots of S's in here that create a sinuous feel. I can see those worms.

...deb said...

Earthworms are a treasure. You've done nicely to "elevate" them.