The beLoved prepares your soil
With knowing hands and tender heart,
Recognizing exactly what is needed
For your exceptional maturation,
Your sprouting from the shell
Within which contains all that is known
For your perfect development.
Bare hands tend you with soil void of bacteria
Within a tiny space that supports your inception.
He protects you from the elements
Of fire, heat, downpour, and intensity of skies.
He quenches you with gently sprinkled water
Purified of county’s toxins.
When the timing is right,
Supporting you in your perfect unfurling,
He transfers you from tiny space
To larger accommodations that hold organic matter
From this 'āina
From the deep blue kai
From the feathered two-leggeds that lay golden gifts and fertilize with ease
For your expansion.
It is time!
Time to be amidst the edible forest.
Bone meal from those that swim in the great big blue
is added to lava rock broken down by the eons
Insert organic matter, phosphorus and calcium, supporting strong roots and limbs,
Add magnesium and potassium aiding in greenery and reproduction,
Nitrogen assisting with your photosynthesis,
All creating balanced soil.
A new environment,
Not nearly as protected,
But you know you are strong and it is time
To be amidst your brethren.
It is Mom’s turn now.
She waters your terrain daily
Tending plant and earth,
Removing those unwanteds
That may rob you of the nutrients
that he so Lovingly enveloped you amidst.
She offers you foliar spray
Energizing your leaf cells all the more.
She concocts a potion of Dr. Bronner’s peppermint suds
Amidst olive oiled water
Warding off that nasty li’l Bagrada beetle.
She atomizes you with baking soda-imbued Miracle-soaped water
Warding off the white powdery mildew.
As you mature,
She strips away the lower unwanted leaves,
Rendering you Virgo tailored,
Feeding these to the winged two-leggeds
Enriching their gifts of gold.
The farm shoppers come.
They ooh and ahh,
Observing the energetically flourishing being you are.
The visitors recognize
The unbounding aliveness & beauty,
The vibrancy of Life,
When co-created by wo/man, Earth and sky.
Leaves of vim and vigour,
Kale, Rainbow Chard and Collard,
Earthen roots of crimson colour,
Fiery orange and zesty white,
All containing medicinal earthen energy,
Yellow crookneck squash and vibrant green zucchini
Culling prior to stem-borers havoc,
Herbs of intensity – Basil, Oregano, Rosemary, and Chocolate Mint,
White kohlrabi, alien-structured as they rest upon soil
With their brassica leaves bursting forth in a multi-directional ray from bulb,
Broccoli bearing dense green clusters of edible pre-flower buds.
Is beyond belief,
As flavours pop,
Feeding the beLoveds,
Those perpetually learning
To nurture, tend, and co-create,
With Earthen Mother and Solar Father.
The time has come,
The day is done,
The cycle is complete.
Roots removed from soil,
As worms wriggle to unsheathe themselves
Finding themselves exposed
AS once again they travel to weave in another’s root web.
You have given fully and now are offered to the golden egg layers,
Giving wholly of yourself
In a cycle of nourishing completion
To feathered ones,
And back again to nourishing soil.
Thank you, Mother Earth.
Thank you, Father Sky.
Thank you, Grandmother Moon.
Thank you, critters, big and small for aiding in your growth.
Thank you, seedling,
Bearing all the Knowing
Of who and what it is
You are becoming.
Thank you all for nourishing
This human tribe.