A Small Song for the Vast Mother
(Earth Day, 2016)
Fresh blows the wind on the mountain slopes.
Fresh the green lace on the maple boughs.
Sweet the scent of the waking soil.
Sweet the sound of the glassy rain.
Deep the roots of the growing prairie.
Deep the fires in the ancient seas.
Here, we are cradled in moonlight and starlight.
Here, we rise with the traveling sun.
Now, we turn, with wisdom and insight.
Now, we see what must be done.
Happy Earth Day!