To Arda

Emerald leaves plink

As crystal drops fall,

And the living crystal sings

To the Earth.

Golden sun shines

And crisps the Earth

And the sweet warmth spreads

For the Earth.

Chilled seas slosh

And caress the shores

And oh-so-gently cools

The Earth.

Living things pad

Across the surface of our world

A gentle massage

For the Earth.

The ice caps sparkle

Shimmering with glitter

Beautiful adornment

For the Earth.

Underground streams rush

Through the living soil

The lifeblood veins

Of the Earth.

Molten rock pulses

Living and hot

A fiery heart

For the Earth.

Human kind builds

Like fleas on a dog

Insignificant in comparison

To the Earth.

-San Carpenter