An Earth Sense

An agrotive attitude is what I’d say I have. My fingers can always be found in the dirt somewhere. Whenever I have the chance, I am outside tending to it like it was my mansion in some exotic place. Some people are positive. I’m the agricultural equivalent. I gain much of my energy from our mother and her many bounties and delights. Gloves? No way. How can I feel the moist rich soil with those on? Give me some hand tools and some water and I’m set.


That Saturday though, I was not feeling very well so I decided to just sit in my garden and enjoy all that God had given mankind. There was a hush all of a sudden in the woods behind our small cabin. I sensed a tensing of the living creatures all around. Quietly, I rose from my cross-legged position to see what the silence was signaling. Walking tentatively, I felt the air shift. There not 50 yards from me was a bear. A medium sized brown bear foraging around the underbrush. My heart was racing as I frantically tried to remember the instructions for close encounters of the bear variety. Finally, I remembered to m ake myself bigger. I flailed my arms and started singing the Star Spangled Banner very loudly. I danced in place wildly singing and grunting. The bear, I swear was in shock for several lengthy moments but then mosied off back to where he lived. After he left, I fell to the ground laughing hysterically both out of relief and complete joy at my spontaneous, patriotic performance.  Definitely, I’m an agrotive person with flair!


© Carol Campbell

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“Hi Tale Weaver friends,

Its been a while since we did a Making Sense of Nonsense prompt so today we offering up a new word to wrap your creativity around.




You can use it as a noun or a verb.

Use your creativity to conjure a meaning we might find believable.

We’ll be keen to discover your interrpretations.”

Michael and Phylor

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Published by: writersdream9

I have been writing all my life but for the most part, it has been a secret. My parents did not believe writing was a good way to earn money so I hid my poems. Then one day, I wanted to comment on an essay that a friend had written and found myself with a blog. That quiet whisper inside said, "You can write your poetry and no one will ever know.". I knew nothing of followers and the like at that time. So, here I am trying to learn my craft and enjoying every moment of it. My personal details are, I'm 57, married for 39 years, have one grown son who is God's gift to us and last but not least at all, I'm a Baha'i which basically means that I love all humanity.

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