Free Verse: Leo’s question

Gaia's tearsFree Verse

Leo’s Question

Early morning question:

What is Gaia’s sadness

that has

caused the rain never to stop?

Yes indeed sweet Leo

What has been the event


than any others

throughout history’s

long course

that has caused the rain

to fall constantly these

long, long months!



heard yesterday that this year

may be a year where we will never see

a summer day!

Cold rain falls yet again

the dark sky oppresses our souls

but there’s something to be said

the flowers continue to grow.

Could it not be

that by chance


has seen fit to clean up her house

of all

the garbage we’ve thrown

into the air?

This dark material

invisible to most

fills our lungs daily

killing and maiming


there are some who refuse to see

our hand in the workings.


cares nothing

of our laments and our comfort

she has so many


care for besides us.

Alas dear Leo

we think we are the center

the be all of the Universe

when we are nothing more

than passing masses of atoms

soon come



7 thoughts on “Free Verse: Leo’s question

  1. Belle parole! Ti rispondo solo adesso perchè ho avuto bisogno di un po’ di tempo per leggerla con calma, con l’inglese mi devo concentrare 😉 Sono contento che da un mio pensiero sia nata questa poesia, un fiore letterario, un genere letterario che sebbene nel suo più lungo inverno, proprio come i tuoi fiori (but there’s something to be said / the flowers continue to grow.) continua ostinatamente a fiorire. Un saluto!


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