Earth & Fire


A warm coat is better than a full belly.


Cat resting on the warm roof tiles,
heat rising up from the fireplace below.
Inside, the farmer snoozes in bed,
No need to move, no need to act at all.


Earth and Fire complement each other 
and help create the very stuff of life itself. 
This poem is a comforting one in tone, 
and is a reminder to be grateful for what you have,
rather than go wandering, 
searching for that which may not be so useful.

©Loes Raaphorst 10/2005