In Praise of the Earth

A ringlet of wave curled 'round my foot

I shuddered away from it,

Then stopped and looked

At the large azure expanse

above my head

I looked down

and saw the waves performing a Mysterious Dance.

Running into the stumbling waves

I stopped, considering the Earth-

Its mountains, and valleys, and bays;

Its brooks, meadows, strange caves.

The Earth is my home

I want nothing other

Than to learn the concepts and thoughts

Of my planetary mother.