Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Then and Now


Once upon a time  
life was different,  
energies  
swept through the planet  
unhindered  
unknowing of the ways to come  
unfettered.  

Once upon a time  
life was raw  
unearthed  
fierce  
solid.  

Once upon a time  
great beasts  
roamed the planet  
fish walked  
amoebae grew.  

Once upon a time  
what mattered most  
mattered least 
what stood up tallest  
fell  
what eroded  
decayed  
grew  
created anew.  

Once upon a time  
a stage was set  
for life now.  

Once upon a time  
is not so distant  
as today will someday be  
Once upon a time, too.

2 comments:

Tony Lawlor said...

WOW. The primal energy of the image and words of this post are breathtaking.

Sherrie Lovler said...

Thanks! I am reaching into new territory, being taken on a journey by Bill Plotkin through his book. This is a great way to get the creative energy moving.