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.