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Contemporary World Literature: A Tribute to Mother Earth

Contemporary World Literature: A Tribute to Mother Earth

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A Poem from Peru to pay tribute to Mother Earth revered in ancient civilizations and classical literature as Goddess Gaia – the nurturer and giver of life

By Ramina Herrera Arteaga  

ContemporaryWorldLiterature- Ramina-Peru- SindhCourierRamina Herrera Arteaga, born in Luya, Amazonas, Peru in 1979, is a Business Administrator by profession. She graduated from the National University of Trujillo – UNT. She received an honorable mention in the 2002 UNT Flower Tales. Her poetry “Memories of Unborn” was published online by the magazine “Voices” of Spain. In 2006 it was included in the anthology “Caminos de Poesía” (Editorial Fund of the Provincial Municipality of Cajamarca. ”In 2007 it published the Poemario“ Nocturna Soledad y otros Poemas ”(Katequil Editores). Currently finishing the layout of the second edition (digital) of “Nocturna Soledad y otros Poemas”, culminating in the poems “WRITINGS OF THE LUNA WOMAN” and “LUYA, PEDACITO DE CIELO”; also promoting a group OLEOS Y VERSOS -PERU that brings together poets and visual artists to join to a larger Latin American group called JUNTOS POR LAS LETRAS, headquartered in Argentina; participates in the Global Poet and Poetry group and is an active member of the board of directors and editorial board; She has been awarded many prestigious recognition for her writing.

 Mother Gaia

I am unworthy to tread

Your fertile fields

Or enjoy your waters

That goes down between hills

Like small streams,

Even so,

In my insolence



That hurts you unintentionally,

I come to you

Beautiful mother Gaia

To beg

Your forgiveness

Your love

Your heat

Your sweetness

Your water

Your fire

Your silence

Your greenery

Your peace…

In return,

I will search my heart

The light that created us

Because we were made

By the same Maker

I want to wake up…

I need to wake up…

Change me,

To observe you

Watch over you

And treat you


I wish to love you more Mother!!!