For the Beauty of the Earth – A Glosa / Poetic Lab – 1001.01







For the beauty of the earth
For the beauty of the skies
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us ~ Folliott S. Pierpoint (1835-1917).

What must I do?
So many wrongs
feeling for right.
Shadow and she
lost in night
call self-worth
search the mirror
to find a sun
misplaced at birth.
For the beauty of the earth,

this soul-bit’s
one song
healing tones
gently rock
Spirit’s rhymes
healing force
enlightened heart
love can recognize.
For the beauty of the skies

gazing upward
sunlit spirals
shame and loss
with empathy
welcomed girth
a desire
to create
forming New Earth.
For the love which from our birth,

Empower self
sense anew
creative’s created
all wrongs
with rights,
wisdom lights eyes.
A path
our divine sight
reveals, the prize
over and around us lies.

© Lori Fleming, 2014

Overview of this poetic Experiment to Forge Meaning and Build Identity:

This Glosa represents Part 1 of a poetic experiment wherein I attempt to create an intentional conversation with the greater consciousness that will guide how I generate and forge personal meaning into a professional identity.

The initial protocol was to create three Glosa poems. The first focused on using a poetic quatrain addressing the initiation of my quest. (Seen above)  The second quatrain will focus on my role, first to heal myself and discover what that healing inspires me to focus on in the world – as a bridge to the conversation’s third aspect, a quatrain focused on my desired result and the purpose of my time on Earth.

The three glosas are written as discrete poems, which, when placed side by side, are read across the three poems line by line to create a fourth poem.

One could think of the initial three Glosa poems generated as the East, South, West cardinal points of a conversation that yields the fourth poem, a milestone articulation which inhabits the North cardinal point on this first spin around the conversation’s wheel.



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