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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: October 20, 2019      Views: 72

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The mystery and majesty we often take for granted
"Ode to Mother Earth" by JLR
Long, long ago, a formless space
was replaced with a Divine, mysterious orb
that we have come to adorn with the name Mother Earth.

Mother Earth found herself spinning betwixt the Sun and Moon,
while a magnificent birth,
a transformation began to unfold.

The dark, fertile ground gave forth to new life being absorbed,
in this wondrous place,
earthly gardens began to be foretold,
riches of greens, forested mountains,
rushing rivers in the vales, volcanic fountains,
flora and fauna from shore to shore.
Above Mother Earth at night,
she is awash in the glow of stars
whose distances allow for magical fortune
of belonging to a long lineage
of otherworldly places, beyond Mars.

Mother Earth  turns in a rhythm that expands in the daytime,
bathed in radiant, life-giving beams of sunlight,
giving new birth to all living roots that are buried and nurtured,
as she favors all that a mother holds having worth.

While at night, Mother Earth contracts from her daytime duties
and bathes herself in moonbeams
that dance along her shores, where eagles soar
in her vales, and through a forest of trees shining like rubies.

New discoveries reveal themselves to Mother Earth
at night, as she considers that which might be
all that is needed, to make everything be right in her Dominion.



Author Notes
The Irregular ode was created by Abraham Cowley in the 17th Century. The Irregular ode imitates the Pindaric ode style of serious subject matter, but abandons the repeated triad structure and allows each stanza to be individual in its creation. Stanzas vary in number of lines, line length and rhyme scheme.
No meter is required. With the irregular ode, there is no rhyme pattern. However, each end word will have a rhyme somewhere in the poem. For example line 1 may rhyme with line 17.
I do hope this is a good representation of an irregular ode for the Potlatch club challenge.

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