Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Coralline Chorus Line

Sussurating waves sighing 
like trees in the wind
our Singers hidden in the shallows
beneath rippling sunlight

Certain of their place
within Universe's wheel
as together they build gardens
upon their carefully prepared site

Yet One
One heart
One body
One mind
A Community 
of many parts
Bone palaces
Skeleton spires
Providing shelter
and support
for our neighbors 
with symbiotically beneficial hearts

Spineless yet persistent
Stinging grasping fingers
feed our hungry mouths
when the Sun 
provides no bread
We struggle to thrive now
T'wixt rising heat, pollution,
and humanity's depredation
Our dwindling numbers
may soon become
little more than 
bleached bones
scattered across the seabed

Build your world patiently
Create in harmony
Honor diversity
Conserve compassionately
Embrace the simple gift
of coming round 
to where you ought to be
If our sacrifices 
embed this Wisdom 
in your souls
Neither our song 
nor our silence
will be in vain. 

For those new to the game, each piece is inspired by a Teacher found in Nature; a star, stone, animal, plant etc that holds lessons of Wisdom for us. Can you guess who is singing today?

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