Friday, October 3, 2014

Ode to the Earthworm

Dr. Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature School on Blog
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People's School-on-Air) with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 DZRB AM Band, 8 to 9 evening class, Monday to Friday
 Common garden earthworm

I wonder how you forewarn
the coming of flood.
Do you also hear, like Noah,
the voice of God?
Make soundings, anticipate
a torrential rain?
You’re but an Annelid,
with neither eyes nor brain.

At the heels of the farmer,
where dead leaves lay,
You make humus,
product of your laboratory;
Setting life anew
through seasons for all to gain,
You jolt our lazy bench,
before a deluge comes again.

NOTE: Earthworms can sense the coming of rainstorm and flash flood. 
They abandon their burrows, and head for higher ground.

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