Monday, June 7, 2010

goddess #41

within sight of two windmills
birds sing
crickets chirp
and geese swim in stately rows.

no gobs of oil lurk in these glistening waters.
yet all the seas are one sea
and just last week the smoke of fires hundreds of miles north dimmed our skies.
oh, what will we do with our one precious world.

(with thanks to Mary Oliver)

may we know that the earth is our body, the waters our blood, and the air our very life.

1 comment:

  1. I am heartsick about what is happening in the Gulf and the marshes/wetlands of Louisiana. I keep thinking how I would feel if it were my beloved Cape Cod assaulted by oil. I probably would turn murderous.

    Thank you for using your art to make us aware that we are one body.