Safe Earth

Safe Earth

A Poem by Norbanus
"

My response to 'The Soil Of Life' A Poem by Saumya:

"
It isn’t very often that we see
An ode to something lowly as the ground
And yet without it, we would never be
here celebrating what is all around
You point to every blade of grass and tree,
as here because the soil ‘neath our feet
was once, and will again, once more be me.
The soil is for all, the last retreat.
Some claim we’ve ruined the world with all our stuff,
But don’t believe a bit of it is true.
for all of what we do is not enough,
to shake the soil off the things we do.
The earth is doing fine, despite what’s said,
absorbing gallant species that are dead.

© 2018 Norbanus


My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register




Reviews

A wonderful feeling of tribute in every write I’ve read of yours so far. :):)

I’m a great fan of sonnets, if I haven’t already said so. This is beautifully crafted, a gift from the heart.

V

Posted 2 Years Ago


Norbanus

2 Years Ago

The poet Verse has taken on the deed
of helping me to hold the sonnet's ground
defend .. read more
Verse

2 Years Ago

Hahahahahahaha!!! Beyond excellent!!!

Thank you!

I did mean to ask,.. read more
Norbanus

2 Years Ago

My handle came about purely as a matter of convenience. About twenty-five years ago, I decided to jo.. read more
Your post is about your vision of the earth and is written in more than fine, fine verse, phrasing senstive to your thoughts. So, am i allowed to disagree about the earth doing fine. As a horticulturist i know differently. YES, those 'gallant species that are dead' are beneficial and far better than some of the manufactured stuff that might, in time, be banned as has happened in the past. But, beware what's going on about Earth, there are more problems than ever have been in every part of the planet.

Forgive please, my review should be about your skill as a writer, which is more than fine.. and then one takes the flow of the theme, and, that's near perfect. However, the theme is what you've written about and so, becomes a focal point.. Perhaps?

Posted 2 Years Ago


This is a fun poem and cleverly written BUT, although the earth may be absorbing 'gallant species that are dead', it cannot absorb the tiny plastic spheres which are polluting the oceans. We are rapidly heading for living on a non-biodegradable rubbish dump. Better than a nuclear wasteland ... perhaps, but my heart bleeds for Nature's wildlife and plants.

Posted 3 Years Ago


i think she has absorbed enough of mans trash,time to belch it back up..loved the write

Posted 3 Years Ago


You have made a strong statement here. All the evidence points to the earth not doing fine. That's not a religious claim, its the result of meticulous observations. Of course scientists do make mistakes but they go back and start again. Once we get to the tipping point feedback mechanisms come into play and then we're in deep s**t. If you are telling people 'the earth is fine' you need evidence for it. We are now in a mass extinction event and that includes us!
regards,
Alan

Posted 3 Years Ago


I always enjoy reading your point of view, even when I don't agree, becuz you express yourself unapologetically & somewhat unequivocally. I go for more of the idea that all sides contain some kernels of The Truth. But your writing style is enjoyably sassy & it must be nice to be so sure. I have no room to talk, of course, becuz I simply don't care. If we f**k this up, we'll find a way to engineer some acceptable fantasy out of the resulting mess. I'm just glad I won't be here & I didn't bring any offspring to the upcoming party! *smile* Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Years Ago


Norbanus

3 Years Ago

There are not many things we can be sure of. On is that it doesn't make a bit of difference to those.. read more
barleygirl

3 Years Ago

Now you're singing my refrain! I think that thought every day when I'm trying not to let the current.. read more
Norbanus

3 Years Ago

Right! It's someone else's turn.
I agree my friend.
"The earth is doing fine, despite what’s said,
absorbing gallant species that are dead."
I lived four years on the Monterey, Ca. coastlines. After the fire. Dear nature rebirth quickly and more beautiful. We need nature. She doesn't need us. I enjoyed this poem and thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote



Posted 3 Years Ago


Norbanus

3 Years Ago

Thanks, Coyote. I appreciate your delightful comments.
Coyote Poetry

3 Years Ago

Was my pleasure and you are welcome.

Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


Stats

527 Views
7 Reviews
Rating
Added on November 29, 2017
Last Updated on March 12, 2018

Author

Norbanus
Norbanus

About
Norbanus is the leader of the Anus Clan, and has consumed his Biblically allocated three score and ten. He is a hero of all the ages, having witnessed the birth of planets, the drowning of the eart.. more..

Writing

Related Writing

People who liked this story also liked..