Verses of Drought, by Gregory Broadbent

When the Earth was young the people grew like a great tree and their only constraint was Her physical presence. But the time came when the land was no longer infinite, and the source of her sustenance could no longer be found. She appeared, then, in the dreams of the people. They would wake to a world that was no longer round, but whole, and thus were they called to re-build the well so that her water would always flow. Then, they would never more fear the drought…

 

 

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