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Taking Direction

is elemental.

By Lilly CooperPublished 5 months ago 1 min read
Taking Direction
Photo by Samuel Chenard on Unsplash

The Compass points North,

Towards the cool fresh Water,

Washing away fears.

The Compass points South,

Towards the dancing Fire light,

Aiming for courage.

The Compass points East,

Towards the Earth rising high,

Anchoring the lost.

The Compass points West,

Towards the clear singing Winds,

Willing us freedom.

Foot Note: The elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water, have long been associated with the primary directions on a Compass: North, South, East and West, as well as a particular human quality.

While the individual element and quality associated with the different directions changes with hemisphere or belief system, the lore still consists of the same fundamentals. A direction, an element and a quality.

I chose to represent Strength, Courage, Self-awareness and Self-expression, all very separate elements of an individual that make the whole. Even when they appear at first to be the same.

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  • Dana Stewart4 months ago

    Great concept, creative and beautifully written. ❤️

  • sleepy drafts4 months ago

    This is soo gorgeous, well done, and unique! I love this take on the challenge.❤️

  • Caroline Jane5 months ago

    There is a definite odyssey within these 4 haikus. Well done,

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  • Everyone is a poet (though some tell me I'm not) , but you have shown that you are a real poet with these haiku

  • Alfiya5 months ago

    Great idea and loved the inspiration of the compass. I enjoyed it!

  • Danwil Reyes5 months ago

    I liked this poem!

  • C. H. Richard5 months ago

    I love how you explained the elements with a compass. Beautiful poetry. Love it!

  • This was brilliant! I loved the way you connected each element with the primary directions!

  • Cathy holmes5 months ago

    This is wonderful. Very well done, indeed.

  • Lilly Cooper, I'm Glad that I have Read This Wonderful Piece ❤️💯 Strength, Courage, Self-awareness and Self-expression❗❗❗

  • Alex H Mittelman 5 months ago

    Very nice work!

  • Brin J.5 months ago

    I love this! A guidance to whichever one we feel resonates with us 😌❤️.

  • Babs Iverson5 months ago

    Fantastic elements poem!!! Loving it!!!

  • Heather Hubler5 months ago

    I really loved the idea of this piece, and you wrote it beautifully. Lovely work :)

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