TAK Erzinger wrote the poem Relationship: Mother Earth. This poem reflects her thoughts on what we are doing to this planet we live on. She took part in our Poetry Challenge Mother Earth with this impressive poem.
About the poetess
Life has not been easy for this American poetess. She was diagnosed with a burn-out, that was caused by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She found her inspiration in nature, as she currently lives in an inspiring country: Switzerland. The nature that surrounds her, inspires her to write.
But, nature isn’t the only source of inspiration for her. Reading poetry written by others is also a great form of inspiration. Inspired by great minds such as Maya Angelou, Margret Atwood, Anne Sexton, Khalil Gibran, Emily Dickinson, Louisa May Alcott and Lord Byron – just to name a few.
The work of Erzinger has been published in several magazines and newspapers. We are honored to share the words she wrote for out Poetry Challenge.
About the poem
Like many of us, this poetess is worried about the future. She believes that we are mistreating this planet we live on. That is basically what our Poetry Challenge is about. To emphasize the importance of this subject and not neglecting this. Especially when news came out, how the US government seems to want people to believe that climate change has always been around and there is no need to worry. We will not go deeper into the very strange comments made by one politician about the so-called relationship between fossil fuels and sexual abuse.
Poetry such as this reminds us of what we do to this planet. This poetess writes in a way, that stresses out the importance of our actions. As far as we are concerned, TAK Erzinger is a poetess worth to follow on social media. The links to her social media profile and website can be found at the bottom of this article.
Relationship: Mother Earth
We cling to you for shelter
and like a greedy lover, we
often ignore your needs,
asking for more than we deserve
taking for granted the abundance
of your beauty and love
secretly hoping you will not
notice, the abuse that we heap
upon you in our day-to-day lives.
We dread the day when
you’ve had enough because
we will be unable to survive.