Books we never read
Put your ear to the earth hear the messages.
What do they say? First, learn the language,
take down books, neglected shelves,
clasped between leather binding, cracked
and gilt edging to fading pages ... ....
If only we had read ... ... ... ..If only.
Put away the mobile, climb neglected shelves
stretch our limbs,take down books
dust away cobwebs, listen to the ground.
Who bound the books you hold,We do not know
the author,never met. I wonder if they knew
the language of the earth. Now's the time to read.
No rain for weeks as fires burn,moorland out of bounds
insects drinking in the pool,beside the finches
flowers fade as leaves turn brown, caterpillars
crawl on dying leaves ... ... ... ....
Moth and butterfly lay eggs in vain.
We do not heed,we never have, perhaps
this time we shall, let's hope its not too late.