Thank you Dave, aka Gentleman Dave, for this beautiful poem about Mother Earth.



A very joyful part of THE GREAT BLOGGERS’ BAKE OFF is the privilege we have of sharing with you some of the phenomenal poets who publish their work on WordPress. Creative writers and poets are a huge part of the WordPress community and it’s a delight to feature them during BAKE OFF weekend.

During recent years, we have seen some powerful creative work expressing the concerns many of us have about damage being done to our natural habitats and climate.

The Wishing Well

Oh wish us well, Wishing Well

When life is bad or life is swell

Was my briefest message to tell

As I sat there by the well

On its old stone wall in the cool of the day

To lament the state of my garden by the way

For though I missed the butterfly and blue jay

And all such things that cause the child to play

The barren earth and withered trees and broken pathway

Were in my heart a cause of great dismay

Then spoke the well to me so wise

Dearest soul, come now, dry your eyes

Though today you see no sunny skies

As surely as after the night comes the sunrise

The earth of beauty will once again arise

Take my pale and lower your sorrow

I will fill it with water and love, today not tomorrow

Pour it out upon the thirsty ground

Though for now, no life there can be found

Again and again you must pour it out

Upon the barren earth and on the drought

No need to cry or ask why

I have an unlimited supply

Then wait and wait and wait some more

Just as the oven yields the cake or pie

In due time these trees will be sky high

A world of green again, imagine it

Wallflowers and weeping hearts will have a home

Children at play will once again roam

Among daisies, lilies, wild violets, and wishbones

Running among wild deer and rabbits, ducks and geese

Laughing and giggling with the joyful sounds of peace

As I poured out the well water over the thirsty soil

I smiled to see it all, all that was worth my toil

My heart was alive, this glowing news to foretell

I was happy I had come down to the wishing well

Oh wish us well, Wishing Well

Whether life is bad or life is swell

For love, peace, and joy running over

Is the water from your well

Author’s Note: I’d like to thank the hosts of the 2022 GREAT BLOGGERS’ BAKE-OFF for inviting me to write a poem for this year’s event. Wishing everyone who participates joyful baking and goodness and happiness for your whole family!


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.


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