In a universe
Where miracles are reality.
To enrich blood
That flows within us.
Beating in chests
With a scarlet desire.
Drowning in sin
Praying to begin again.
A SPECIAL SHOUTOUT & AN EXPLANATION
Thank you to The Reluctant Poet (please check out his website here) for introducing me to this style of poetry, elfchen (also known as elevenie). Sweet and simple elfchens implement the following word formula:
4, 5, 6
7, 8, 9, 10
When I sat down to try my hand at elfchens, I immediately thought of the classical elements of ancient Greece (Earth, Air, Fire, Water). These are the four major components of nature that mean the most to me, and it felt natural to write about the elements in this style of poetry.
We are indebted to the world we live in, and if you’re like me, you probably take this for granted more often than not. There are days when the stresses of normal life seem so great that we forget how cosmically lucky we are to be walking around on a giant space rock like Earth. Just thinking of the probabilities of human life on this planet is enough to send my mind into a swirl!
No poem does our planet justice, but this is my little way of saying thank you to Earth. This world we have is God-given, a holy place for the billions of people who have been born here. While things may not seem fair at times, there is still an infinite amount of gratitude we should have toward our home. Maybe I am idealistic, but I believe that there is no other place in the universe like Earth!
Thanks again to The Reluctant Poet for suggesting this to me. This has honestly been my favorite poem to write. ❤
Thank you guys for reading, and I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Until next time,