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Nature's Voice (Linda Miller Raff)

Nature's Voice (Linda Miller Raff)

Nature’s Voice

 

call them by their names
by their sweet sweet names
call them water and wind
call them fire and earth
call them ours to know
if we learn

 

call it burbling gurgling
hot cold ice
call it all kinds of hell
call it life-spawning water
call it ours to lose
if we wait

 

call it sighing swinging
breeze puff storm
call it breath of the gods
call it whispering wind
call it ours to touch
if we stretch

 

call it blazing searing
spark flare flash
call it humankind’s step
call it raining fire
call it ours to build
if we heed

 

call it turning yearning
soil gaea home
call it all that we’ve got
call it nurturing earth
call it ours to save
‘cause we must, no if.

 

so call them by their names
by their sweet sweet names
call them gift and charge
call them nature’s voice
call them music to hear
if we listen

 

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© Linda Miller Raff, 2017.
Georgia O'Keefe provided the painting, "Music Pink and Blue II." 

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  Linda Miller Raff  is an education professional, writer, actress, and public speaker from Austin, TX. See more of her poetry  here . 

Linda Miller Raff is an education professional, writer, actress, and public speaker from Austin, TX. See more of her poetry here

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Metronome (Deborah Kennedy)

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