Comments : Gaia Exposed

  • 1 year ago

    by Maple Tree

    Cassie, you had me
    At Gaia, breathtaking piece
    Mystical beauty.

    Hugs, from Maple Tree

    • 1 year ago

      by cassie hughes

      Thanks so much Andrea. I'm glad you liked it.

  • 1 year ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Hello Cassie,

    This poem is stunning - I must admit I had to research the word 'Gaia' as I had no idea what it meant: 'The Gaia hypothesis, also known as Gaia theory or Gaia principle, proposes that organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings on Earth to form a synergistic self-regulating, complex system that helps to maintain and perpetuate the conditions for life on the planet.'
    ^
    good ole Wikipedia - lol

    I am glad I did though because it made your poem make more sense. The fact that inorganic and organic interact and are in fact in equilibrium. The idea that mother nature has seen this balance become toppled and mankind harm what is good. She is rightly upset, her tears 'bubble' in streams as she sees mankind 'rape and despoil' all her hard work.

    The ending statement is a warning - if we do nothing then all that will be left of this beautiful planet is a scar.

    Powerful stuff here.

    Well done,

    Michael

    • 1 year ago

      by cassie hughes

      Thanks Michael. I'm glad you liked it.

      Its nice to know you learned something new from one of my pieces but did you also know that Gaia (or Gaea)was also the personification of the earth in Greek Mythology? I tried my best to integrate the two in this.

  • 1 year ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Hello Cassie

    This is wonderful and fully deserved then notice it got in Andrea's challenge.
    What struck me most in this poem is the use of the word 'raped' . The word has such dreadful connotations and so to apply it to what's happening to the earth is a very clever stroke from you.

    Take care and all the best
    Ben

    • 1 year ago

      by cassie hughes

      Thanks Ben. Glad you liked it.
      Hope you are well.
      Cassie

  • 1 year ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    This is one breathtaking write. Add to my favorite. Take care

    • 1 year ago

      by cassie hughes

      Thanks for the lovely comments Dagmar and for adding it to your favourites :)