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Bowing to Earth

Maya Ellenson likes to improvise in zen poetry as she basks in Florida's parks and wildlife.

Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Cranes in Hobe Sound, Florida

Sandhill Cranes in Hobe Sound, Florida

Nature's suspense

Sandhill cranes

landing on the parking lot

pavement


connecting up and down


fox tail palms

swinging over

grayness


of a sidewalk

nonchalant with all its blisters


raindrops sliding

on the palm’s smooth leaves

bowing to Earth


suspended

In the Parking Lot

bowing-to-earth

Cranes posing

bowing-to-earth

Comments

Maya Ellenson (author) from Hobe Sound, Florida on October 06, 2018:

Lora, thanks a lot for reading and your kind, insightful comment!

Lora Hollings on October 06, 2018:

I really like your poem, Maya. I like the style that you use and the way the poem flows.

The poem seems to be intimating that nature is more enduring than structures build by mankind and there’s a consciousness about nature as well, particularly shown in this line, "on the palm’s smooth leaves bowing to earth.” Thank you for writing it and I loved the pictures of the beautiful Sandhill cranes too.

Maya Ellenson (author) from Hobe Sound, Florida on October 05, 2018:

Thank you so much for your precious comment!

Sincerely,

Maya

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on October 05, 2018:

What a great work demonstrating our need to recognize and love our planet, much as majestic cranes do. Even as we utilize cranes to go higher and higher with our endeavors in concrete and steel, it is Earth we stand upon. It is our parking lot because we have yet to fly any place else despite our drive.

Beautiful.

Much respect,

Sincerely,

Tim