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in praise of the earth

‘Let us remember within us
The ancient clay,
Holding the memory of seasons…
The quiver-touch of the sun
And shadowed sureness of the moon.’

John O’Donohue – To Bless the Space Between Us.

you rise up from the ground now
your spine hanging like an ivy trail from the canopy of the pelvis
which you offer to the sky.
earth sweetens your palms
widens the webbing of your fingers, your toes
only connect with the ground
and your heels and knees will rise and fall with your breath.
your whole body is

‘earth: a place to step onto, a place on which to stand, and a place from which to step.’ David Whyte

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