Friday, 16 March 2012

Insignificant Footsteps in the Sand

There is a whole world out there
Beyond my death filled eyes
Growing, twisting, flowering;
The insignificance of my touch
like a gentle breeze stroking Everest
Forever standing high above the clouds
Unmoving; forever changing; forever there,
Untouched by mans meager footsteps
Washed away in the sand.
The Ocean calls to the moon
Working together, both unwilling
to be conquered by the modern beasts;
Death comes to those reaching for the stars
Death comes to those controlling what cannot be tamed.
In harmony, the Earth still bumbles on
Immortal
Ancient
Unforgiving.
Destruction man can only dream of!

©Invisible Shadows 2012


Not really sure where this one came from! I read a beautiful poem by Nicole Rushin today, which made me want to write about the beauty of nature. That despite everything that happens in 'mans world', everything we do is insignificant, and is just a breeze on the Earth's cheek...it is all inconsequential...all our destruction is nothing compared to what nature can do! We are insignificant. When we have 'detroyed' Earth so we are unable to survive, the Earth will still go on, it will adjust, it will survive.

I have just reminded myself of a truly amazing film! No words are uttered, so it is not for those with short attention spans. But it is truly inspiring and absolutely beautiful, and saddening! It shows the natural (and man made) beauties on this Earth; as well as the natural and man made destruction.
It is called Baraka, and I recommend it! 
Synopsis from Amazon:
" A visually stunning film shot over 13 months, in 24 countries; Baraka is an overwhelming experience that spans the geographical, cultural and social diversity of our changing planet. Set to an atmospheric sountrack inspired by various rituals and nature itself, the film captures the very essence of man's relationship with the earth, both harmonious and catastrophic. Baraka is a journey of rediscovery. It is the power, the beauty and the rage of life itself. It is the world we live in."

1 comment:

  1. Like the poem, and I'll have to check out the film.

    Thanks again!

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