Inspired by one of the magnolias at Emerson College in Forest Row, I dedicate this poem to all new born babies and to the Earth’s plants and flowers whilst remembering the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, “The earth laughs in flowers.”
Multiple limbs emerge through earth
Magnolia’s arms and legs give birth
From April’s flowers – magnificent crowns
To summer’s dome of leaves surround.
You are Queen, a kingdom too
Beckoning breeze and birds from blue
While wrapped within your bark flow streams
Where Beings meet creating dreams
And as you hold your arms out wide
You beckon all to come inside.
I am mother, queen and world
My life-force flows in dancing twirls
So come and sway with beauty’s charms
Behold, beheld in loving arms
I do not measure, judge or blame
I live my life in cosmos same.