The Earth and Me, As One. A Poem By Kirsten Ivatts
And it whispers, touching leaves.
My lethargy shared in your grey cloud skies.
I journey inwards as darkness cloaks your body,
A crescent moon guiding me into my heart.
And there is the small, serene flame.
Silence pulls me deeper into
The unquenchable flame,
Secure in my heart
The still water of a mountain lake reflects.
Safe from the clamour of a world,
Too harsh for any lengthy stay.
I drown in your waters,
A sigh of wind ripples,
And intensifies into waves,
Stirring me into a new form.
I rise up
Testing my legs,
Unsteady, but strengthened,
The waters dripping from me
Puddles at my feet.
I see a reflection in those puddles.
A woman unrecognisable from that moment before.
Ready to take on humanity once more,
With you, a sword, and a shield, at her side.