Friday, April 21, 2006

Earth Library Revelations

The earth library is giving up revelations daily --
I search the news and one day it's
a fossil fish that evolved to have
legs and walk on land,
to become what we know as the crocodile.
Then a report on old civilizations like
Pompeii, where life has been
prefectly preserved for
centuries, the earth giving up treasures,
for study and new knowing.
These folks knew the world was round,
as a sculpture of Atlas was
revealed, complete with his global sphere.
I noticed the earth had given up this
piece of beautifully coloured iron,
just the other day, down by the
sea side near the Hermitage forest. The
earth had just decided to reveal it.
No doubt it has its own story to tell.
Perhaps with all these things, with
earth slowly revealing itself, it's
wise to sit and read, and change our
minds?
copyright Monika Roleff 2006.

4 Comments:

At 7:43 AM, Blogger Vi Jones said...

Ah yes, Monika, the earth's library reveals all in its own good time. It will share with us though only if we are willing to look deep into its pages.

Vi

 
At 11:51 PM, Blogger Imogen Crest said...

Yes, seems this is right, Vi. I love "deep into its pages".

 
At 3:10 AM, Blogger Lois said...

I suppose when you think of Earth and its hidden past we realise we know so little of the past...perhaps scholars have held passionate beliefs of life, long ago...only to have it disproved as the soil reveals more and more.
Like you said Monika...The Globe and how the world was shaped.
It is like History written by scholars ...but true history is the oral stories of those who lived through those times...not those who read from newspaper cuttings and heresay......

A lovely story Monika.

Your photo(Rain in April) reminds me of the St Kilda Botanical Gardens which look beautiful at present.
Lois (Muse of the Sea) 25.4.06

 
At 5:18 AM, Blogger Imogen Crest said...

Oh Lois, yes, I agree with you. Oral histories are so important. Everything can be rediscovered, and be interpreted in new ways:-)

 

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