To be of the Earth

To be of the Earth is to know
the restlessness of being a seed
the darkness of being planted
the struggle toward the light

the pain of growth into the light
the joy of bursting and bearing fruit
the love of being food for someone
the scattering of your seeds
the decay of the seasons
the mystery of death
and the miracle of birth.

-- By John Soos


  1. Beautiful...and my soul needed to read this today. Thank you.

  2. MY soul needed it today, too. Happy holidays, Erin! Thanks for reading.

  3. Must be the time of year. I needed it too. Thanks.

  4. Of course. This poem was shared with me at a Courage and Renewal retreat, so I'm thrilled that the energy with which it was set into my life keeps rippling out.


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