To Earth and Flesh Compounded

To Earth and Flesh Compounded

A Poem by Wesley Dingler


To earth and flesh once compounded--

After mirth and breath

Have been ultimately grounded--

  By night or noon--

  Beneath sun or moon--

  Let earth entomb--

  Let earth consume

This heart that once pounded.



To heart and soul believed to have ascended--

By eyes and minds, which

Long now to be amended--

  By light or shade--

  As earth beds are made--

  May God and grace

  Enshrine and replace

These emotions so newly offended.



To life and light long-remembered--

After both life and light

Have ultimately surrendered--

  No more love, no more grief--

  There under the shade trees--

  May they all soundly sleep--

  May they all rest in peace--

These worthiest of worthy contenders.

© 2020 Wesley Dingler

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This is really beautiful. I think there is something beautiful and poetic about the way our bodies break down and become one with the earth.

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Allie Brumfield

1 Day Ago

Well, I think you did a great job of creating a worthy tribute. Who says death has to be gruesome an.. read more
Wesley Dingler

1 Day Ago

My sentiment exactly.
Allie Brumfield

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Wesley Dingler
Wesley Dingler


I was born in Central Alabama February 27, 1985. I'm a Piscean and love it. I began writing poetry and child stories at age nine. I began home schooling after the Sixth Grade, having a lot of troub.. more..