Elements hold a great fascination for poets. With these poems we are starting the Zoya / Aliena ‘Elements’ Challenge- each day we will select one of the four ‘Elements of Nature’…Today Element is- Earth.


Sometimes I feel I am the Earth (Zoya / Aliena ‘Elements’ Challenge- Earth)

Sometimes I feel I am the Earth,
Bearing the burden of Universe…

All the agony all the sorrows,
All desires all the woes,
Buried deep within my core…

Cool and calm on the surface,
Sure and solid on the face,
But boiling, churning, melting,
Glowing hot in the soul…

Heavy with my anguish,
Burning in my agony,
Pregnant with my sorrow,
Laden with my love,
Silently bearing up,
But, simmering at the core,

Like the silent Fuji Yama,
That doesn’t boil-over anymore…



Author: Zoya Zaidi
©: Zoya Zaidi

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Fragments of Earth II

In your voice’s comfort I’ll build my nest,
I’ll look out from behind your eyelashes,

near your eye’s corner I’ll tremble
and I’ll extend inside your heart.

Like a landscape in springtime I’ll stretch out,
from your smile’s rising unto its setting.


Author: Aliena
©: Aliena


Note: Challenge will close next Sunday.




Poetry by Zoya Zaidi
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Written on 2006-11-05 at 13:07

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Teala
Beautifully written...an inspiration!
2006-11-16


Amanda K
sorry Zoya i intended to give you 5 and chose 1 . i think the new shape of poetbay confused me. forgive me.
2006-11-13


Amanda K
well-written guys. i did indeed enjoy reading each word and felt music and danced myself.

Love you all,
Amanda
2006-11-13


la tristesse
i like the line about silently bearing up - isn't that the plight of woman?!
2006-11-07


Sabrina
Btw, forgot to tell you.... I'm in! :)

Hugs,
Sabrina
2006-11-06


Sabrina
Hey Zoya and Aliena, so beautiful, so beautiful!! :)

Many hugs,
Sabrina
2006-11-06


kath
your two seperate text blend well together so different in style but still so close together ... in their devotion ...
2006-11-05


kath
this is a challenge ... !! I am in :)
2006-11-05


lastromantichero
what an intere3sting challenge i am in with you girls rgds mike
2006-11-05


Dan Cederholm
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Thanks to you two ladies for this

challenge!!! It realy bring out so

much joy and great words of

writing!

Regards Dan

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2006-11-05


night soul woman The PoetBay support member heart!
Thanks for the inspiration Zoya and Aliena!! What a great challenge!
2006-11-05


Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
The richness of the talent displayed here is monumental. Lovely idea and beautiful poetry!
2006-11-05


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Absolutely stunning! Poems from two exceptional poets shared together on a single page. A Breathtaking delight for the reader!

Rate: x10
2006-11-05



Yes, Zoya! I'm honoured to be with you in this challenge.
Your poem is a marvellous opening!
2006-11-05