Earth music

The Oracle gave me this one from the first page of words. I have a feeling there will be more if I load the next page. There’s a sadness in the air this morning.

Earth music

This is all about her,
this music that never fades,
this sea-billowed white ship
that never sails out of sight,
the leaves, blossoms, branches,
blowing beneath a changing sky.

This mother would stop the madness,
dip the world in sweetness again,
but we close our ears with grubby hands
and race our bare dirt track,
senses soaked in illusions
and the smell of asphodel.


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

33 thoughts on “Earth music”

      1. It took me an age to get a poem from the other Oracle just now. We went out this morning to trot the dogs somewhere slightly different (about a mile and a half away) and some of the images were interfering.

      2. I think that’s what was happening to me yesterday. I kept thinking of the Van Gogh painting you had posted a few days ago. I will look at Oracle II’s words in a bit. I just wrote a promised poetry review for East Ridge and I need a break. 🙂

    1. Thank you!
      There’s a small group of us who look at the online magnetic poetry site, using the proposed words for inspiration. We’ve noticed that we often have similar ‘messages’ hence the idea that someone is whispering the poems to us.

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