Earth Day Poem: Sexy Maker


Warning: The Earth Day poem below arose from a place of cataphatic prayer, the kind where we celebrate the divine as experienced in the natural world. It came from watching Spring explode throughout our cypress swamp. The language is overtly sexy at times in celebration of the One who makes all things beautiful. People familiar with nature poetry and mystical poetry will think nothing of this. Others could find the imagery outright offensive. But April is such an inspiring month, when the divine turns everything that looked dead into new life, and Earth Day seems like a fitting time to share the joy in this way.

Sexy Maker 

Who are you

Maker of the million shades of spring green now waving in the wind

squirting Your juicy self up through crooked gray limbs that looked dead

just a minute ago?

How do you

turn Spirit into organisms of brown, yellow, red, and purple

rumblin’ up from the dirt and oozing out through microscopic buds

’bout this time o’ year?

Why do you

fly through white cumulus formations, changelings across the bluest sky

one minute

and spill yourself out in wetness across this earth home the next?

All I know for sure, is that

I want You

making, waving, squirting, turning, rumblin’, oozing, flying, and spilling

in me.



About soulcare4u

I am the author of Monks in the World: Seeking God in a Frantic World, published by Wipf & Stock and available through; and of a blog on, "A Contemplative Path." I serve as the founding spiritual director of The School for Contemplative Living (, adjunct faculty of Loyola University, and as a pastoral counselor and spiritual director in private practice.
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