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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Spring (as in the season) (11/28/05)

TITLE: Looks Like The Future
By Diane L. Harris
11/30/05


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Looks like the future to me
Bitter turned to budding
Moaning to mown
Morning dew puddling on thawed earth

Serendipitous yet perennial breezes
Create a curious itch
Time to poke and plant
And till clods into loamy fertile ground

Curious how a dozen degrees difference
Alters souls
From aged to pliable and kind
Ready to give again and live

To lift hands and suck living water
Out of the atmosphere
Longing to taste and see and touch
In everything, God

At first blush we swallow and slurp
Until distraction starts us
Using the water for mud pies
And amateur clay pots

Summer sun will burn off
The pools collected in cracked clayware
Tears will fall to stave off thirst
Or, worse, they won’t

Better dig a well while the soil is still warm
Dig it deep
And leave it open to the rain
So in the future we won’t run dry


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Mtheto Hara12/06/05
I love your poetic touch, style is is nicely unique. Good writing and God bless always.
Linda Watson Owen12/06/05
Ah, the inspiration we gain from God's earth and its life giving ways!
Jan Ackerson 12/07/05
Beautiful, beautiful word choices. Wonderful free verse; I need to take lessons from you.