Welcome to Post-weekend Poetry and the one hundred and thirty-first poem in this series. This week’s piece is by Allyson Salmon.
We come from the earth
We return to the earth
Earth is our body
Earth our soul
Earth sustains us
Earth supports us
Respect the earth
Support the earth
Nourish the earth
Cherish the earth
Earth will nourish
Earth will support
I asked Allyson what prompted this piece and she said…
Gardening is perfect for thinking time and I worked out this poem whilst filling compost bins.
Thank you, Allyson. Real life is a great place to inspire our fiction.
Allyson Salmon has had three poems published by United Press including one in their National Poetry Anthology 2015. She has also had a poem published in The People’s Friend. Allyson is married with one grown-up daughter.
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