This poem is fifth and the final in the anthology of the poems based on the five elements. Please read the previous ones if you haven’t.

Earth –The Earth element represents the soil, grass, mountains, rivers. But it also represents the head, hair, body, nails, teeth, skin and flesh in our body.

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”
― Mahatma Gandhi


A mother

where we come from

to whom we return

you nurture us

protect us in the

harsh of the conditions

and feed us in the womb


With your groves, plains, and garden

the lush green arms

encompassing the mountains

and the river

quenches our thirst

keeps our vigor


Those changing seasons

a beauty undefined

each one is a

the carrier of the life,

so generous and benign


You are a symbol

of crops and fertility

those rivers and stream

and gushing waterfalls

proves your agility


Donning the lava

burned metal so pure

your wrath can

rise new mountains

can shake us to core


You are the Gaia

formed from the

primordial gel

you lie somewhere

between the

heaven and hell


Oh! Mother nature

no one can surpass your


you nurture and keep

us in your cradle

while we humans

are sucking and corrupting

you with all our monstrosity.

Photo by Frantzou Fleurine on Unsplash

27 thoughts on “Earth

  1. Oh, Earth, such a beautiful orb in vastness of the universe. Complex in all its sciences, yet, simple in how it asks little from us but respect. Beautiful series, Megha!

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      1. You are most welcome! Well, good writing is easy to read and your writing flows like a river – I simply go with the flow!

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