Listen to Earth

(Sarah Doughty)


Listen to earth:


She will tell you much


Of love on the ground

And underneath

And in the branches

Of the trees,

Sometimes even launched

From there;


From the garden, truth—

Wild and perennial,

Knowing no


But the seasons;


Tendril-scent of romance

Glides onto the sky

Over water,

Upended in the course

Each time—


Thus approving

The cycle

Of immortal love


That touches stellar rings

With which Earth sings


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