The Element of Earth: Roots

A tree’s roots spread downward
Holding soil and EARTH together.
Tendrils spread through layers
Spreading languidly through the ground
Much like the arch of lightening
Spreads quickly through the air.
Roots all the way down through the planet,
Think of that….imagine that…
Roots that grab the world like a clenched fist,
And keep the world held together in a ball.
Roots that keep the rain from stealing
Land from our feet.
Grab the soil with your hands
And rub the living ground between your fingers.
This earth is ALIVE and contains spirit within it.

(c) 2014 Frances Ann Osborne