A HUMBLE PETITION
by Loretta Boyer McClellan
In Honor of Earth Day: April 22, 2015
Bands of life from the soil to sky
Imparts of her wisdom so you and I
May renew her vows of a nourishing truth
Warm her face and untangle her roots
See the dawn through the trees
And the force of her seas
And pause—reflect, in full majesty
Awake! Awake! At long last we breathe!
Communing with nature is not mystery
‘Tis souls entwined through the leaf and with vine
A petaled transference of Spirit Divine!
May stewards we are, bring life to her stores
Tap into the richness, rejoice evermore
Sweet spring, and summer, her fall—winters too
From brown, green and gold to the lilac and blue
A kingdom of grace so effulgent, yet spare
Bows down to the tiniest creature, so rare
No prideful remarks only tender refrain
Her music aloft sings of hope to remain
Swells eager in trust for the care of her youth
A lasting and humble petition: Renew
Author, Artist, Poet and Journalist, Loretta Boyer McClellan is the author and book cover designer of the Misthaven of Maine series, as well as Dodging Raindrops: Poems and Prose of Beauty, Peace and Healing.
Poem, “A Humble Petition” ©2015 Loretta McClellan; all rights reserved.
Author headshot photo by Frank Leonard; used with permission.
Photo credit: “Terra Ecologica” by IdeaGo of Freedigitalphotos.net; used with permission.