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Four Elements

July 24, 2010
By Eatfoodzap SILVER, Winchester, Massachusetts
Eatfoodzap SILVER, Winchester, Massachusetts
5 articles 2 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. But if you can overcome the sacrifice and make it your own, you will gain an irreplaceable Fullmetal heart."- Edward Elric

The coolness of water
Flowing through my fingers
The gurgling of a brook
With its healing touch
The serene peace
That a lake brings
Is part of me

The strength of the earth
Protecting all life
The sturdiness of a mountain
Standing tall and proud
The solid, unmovable feel
Beneath my feet
Is part of me

The heat of a blazing fire
Lighting up the night
The tin heartbeat
Of a candle flame
The sizzling pride
Of a bright orange bonfire
Is part of me

The freedom of the open air
Breezing through the sky
The wild west wind
That bends trees to the ground
The detachment from the world
When soaring through the sky
Is part of me.

The four elements-
So different,
Yet all the same
They connect us
I connect them
And they are a part of me.

The author's comments:
A model of "And My Heart Soars" by Chief Dan George.

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Libbyirene said...
on Nov. 1 2014 at 7:17 pm
A lovely poem with sincere sentiments. Would you give me permission to use parts of it in a piece of calligraphy for an exhibition. I would of course give full acknowledgement.