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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Hum (06/06/13)

TITLE: The Earth Is Humming
By Verna Cole Mitchell
06/11/13


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The earth is humming.
Round-bellied bees buzz their pleasure
In stealing nectar from bright flower faces,
Opened wide in welcome to the sun.
Birds, great and small, flap their wings
In a soar of sound across the sky.
Little creeks burble merrily
As they rush downhill in their narrow beds.
Waterfalls slide down rocky ledges,
Crystal droplets in soprano chorus.
Gnats and mosquitoes croon,
Swarming in tune together.
Delicate butterflies flutter about
With softly whispered vibrations.
Ocean waves lap in a steady rhythm,
Pounding to crescendo
When winds sing across the water.
Raindrops thrum and drum
A rhapsody upon the windowpanes.
Breezes whistle through the trees
With unworded invitation
For leaves to dance along with them.
Thunder mutters intermittently
With sometime low murmurs,
Occasional rumblings,
And explosions of roaring crashes.
I hum along with nature
In hymns of praise to the Almighty One.
We are part of Godís creation,
Performing together our symphony to Him,
A never-ending song without words.
The earth is humming.


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Noel Mitaxa 06/14/13
A kaleidoscope of descriptions - of colours and energy - that invites us to explore our praise to God from so msny directions. Inspiring stuff!
Genia Gilbert06/14/13
I love this descriptive poem. It literally hums its message. Great writing.
Fiona Stevenson06/15/13
Such a variety of hums! Well done. God bless you.
Ellen Carr 06/16/13
I love your poem which paints such a joyful picture in words and sounds I can almost hear as I read it. Lovely use of language. One line I like a lot is: 'When winds sing across the water.' Thanks.
Karen Pourbabaee 06/19/13
I hum along with nature. In hymns of praise to the Almighty One...loved these lines of your lighthearted and worshipful poem!It was a visual and auditory delight!
Karen Pourbabaee 06/20/13
Congrats on your HC win for this enjoyable poem!
Beth LaBuff 06/20/13
Anyone that can use the word "burble" in such a pleasing way deserves high honors! :) I love that (new to me) word! I'm so pleased to see this with an HC and an EC! Congrats to my writing partner!
Margaret Kearley 06/20/13
Verna, this is superb - It reminds me of that beautiful old hymn: 'All things praise Thee Lord most High' - don't know if you know it but it so fits with your beautiful descriptions. Many congratulations on your well deserved EC placing.
Kenn Allan06/20/13
I wish I had your eyes and ears while walking in the world - This pieced is indeed true poetry.
Charla Diehl 06/20/13
Verna, this is stuffed with descriptions that filled my senses with song. No surprise that this got a nod from the judges--congrats on your EC and HC placements. Two thumbs up from this poet.
Yvonne Blake 06/20/13
Beautiful - as usual
Congratulations on your EC!
Bea Edwards 06/20/13
I'm still savoring all the aspects of your delightful piece!