The Indispensable Camel

While trekking through the Gobi Desert, I developed a newfound appreciation for camels, the indispensable mammals of ancient and modern times, so I wrote a poem about them. It goes like this:

Graceful and grumpity

Loyal and lumpity

The camel treads on whenever she’s told

Mangy and moppity

Bouncy and bobbity

The camel delivers whatever she holds

A lifetime of work and little to play

She asks not for prestige, pity nor pay

Just a canopy of stars to guide the way

And a reasonable ration of flavorless hay

Quiet

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An Ode to Mother Earth on a Rainy Day

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Her hair flows freely

like a monk’s silken robe:

the rain

the stream

the river

Her hands bloom softly

above fertile soil:

the fir

the rose

the lotus

Her eyes glow faintly

behind endless cloud:

the moon

the stars

the sun

Yet

She sees all

She hears all

She feels all

She gives all

– Quiet –