As Earth Day April 22, 2012 approaches, I want to share a poem today. The poem came to me through a Word Wednesday poet from Allentown, PA. I have little to say, because I just prefer to let his words shine through.
Salt by Ismael Street
A mother is the salt of the earth . The salt of society. The light of the world. A natural resource far and above your Comprehension. She preserves, reconciles, and adds Taste to the fruits of life and love we enjoy We inspire to be. Her mirror reflects our soul. Her light lamp brightens our night. Giving rhythm in the dance of the ocean And the sun. Nourishing our minds, our bodies, And the world.
Ishmael Street – a friend and poet in Allentown, Pa shared this work with me. I feel that with Earth Day right around the corner, his timing is so very appropriate. Ishmael has an uncanny sense of timing–he shares the right poem to the right people at the right time. Or perhaps his poems are like the threads of our culture that we can pick them up and wear them like radiant garments.
A friend and poet Ishmael Street performed this piece at http://www.thebrewworks.com/allentown-brewworks/ Ishmael, thank you for sharing your words and intellect with us. The night was an ending to a day I don’t want to relive–but hearing your voice speak those words changed how I see the world. Ishmael – I put this piece up for you in return for your generosity. It is a watercolor I painted called Baroque Love.
UNTITLED by Ishmael Street
Do you know your worth? Are you an Earthly Queen or Eternal Goddess? See a Goddess knows she more worthy than The sun and moon She is never subdue She is worth everything She is the universe and the stars Are her children Love is she and she is the supplier of Unlimited love She is never alone She is exist for eternity Do you know your worth? Are you an Earthly Queen or Eternal Goddess? A queen know she is royalty, knows she should be Treated as royalty She holds this title of queen at birth Her worth is determined by how she treats others She knows can’t make everyone happy but She must rely on others for the longevity in her Kingdom She holds power in her own kingdom and she may Reign over her kingdom for only a short while Do you know your worth? Are you an Earthly Queen or Eternal Goddess? Maybe Neither Maybe just a child of God Needing a label a crown to define your Worth told by others who looks into a broken Mirror every morning calling it Self esteem So let your light shine Liberate from your fear Revolt against your insecurities Then your presence will liberate others.