There are four oracles who all live on a place called The Beginning of an End.
They are the Elemental All-seeing Eyes and a person could always claim they were their friend.
Ask the Eye of the Fire and it would reply: find your heart and soul, let them burn bright and aim for a goal.
Talk to Water’s Eye and it will say: feel your calm and flow, feel your wishing grow.
Remark to the All-seeing Eye of the Earth and it could tell you: search for your place of comfort and love, your place of hearing and above.
Speak to the Air of the Eye and it might comment: gather your freeness and breath, gather your energy and death.
And then, with all that in mind, you board your boat and sail away from the Beginning of an End, feeling like you have made amend.
This amazing poem is from a talented 14 yr old, Beatrice. I have read it a few times to myself aloud, and find so many depths of meaning.
I have just published a book, Element Girls: The Lost Goddess. Four friends discover the powers of Fire, Water, Earth and Air in a quest that takes them to Hawaii, where legends come to life. This adventure is a girl-power, friendship and magic-driven story for preteens, young teens, and the teen-at-heart.
Thank you for reading this far. Now, as is more usual on this blog, a poem- I’ve been reflecting on the water element.
each sea turtle
his end of the Earth,
each drifting sea star,
open I hold
with my own
all the vast
so her secrets
and my secrets
and we become
slices of rain
Waves of wind
pelt the window –
I howl with it,
a sound from
as my body
turns against me.
A storm renews
but first destroys
what stands too tenderly.
slices of rain
I recently witnessed 18 hours of labor and wow, the elemental brutality of birth came through.