Earth’s Plight

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2, InForm Poet – Elegy

“Today we re-visit the Elegy. An elegy is a song or poem of sorrow or mourning–often for someone who has died. But, since poets exercise our license, we can also write elegies for the ends of things: a life, a love affair, a great year or era, a sports season, camping trip, conversations, etc. In one of his songs, Paul McCartney wrote of “The End of the End”.

This “form” is more about content, since there is no specific pattern, scheme or meter. So write an Elegy to no end and give tribute or a proper send off.”

From the last thin stretch
of sand, we watched ocean water
retreat further and further.
Relentless ribbons of heat
rose and shimmered white. No
relief in sight. As we said
our farewells to beauty, life’s
necessities, and tolerable
temperatures, we knew the end
had come for us as well.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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