… from Mother Earth

“Sooner or later, we will have to recognize that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.”   – Evo Morales

 

“We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.”   – Margaret Mead

 

“It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.” –   Ansel Adams

 

…from Mother Earth

Tread gently as you walk

Upon the dark warm soil

It is my flesh – and alive

I have bared all – made myself

Most vulnerable

To you – my children

The seeds of a trillion

Tomorrow – lies deep

Within my womb

Rain and sunlight

Nourish me – I give you

New growth

Nighttime brings me rest

Under the watchful eye

Of moon and stars

Do not fear

Darkness is the gift

Of replenishment

Time of quiet – communion

With the nucleus

Of all being

Healing of the carnage of my body

From those whose quest

Is unrepentant excavation of

Natal opulence

Foreign invasion of my body

By heretics and assassins

Pierced, impaled, stripped and raped

For conquest – in the name of

Progress, state and god/s

Corporate global domination

They shall not be my sovereigns

They are only instruments of my demise

Behold

My redemption is in your hands

As I birthed and nurtured you

Each and everyone

Throughout the ages

I pray that you will now peel back the shroud

For my salvation

Will you

Be the balm of my healing?

Unbind my rivers?

Purge the waste from my body?

Redeem my skies?

For it is the air

We all must inhale

Sanctify this ravaged fount

Cherish all that I

Have given you

For in the song of crickets and birds

I sing to you

In the rush of my waters

You are rocked in my arms

Meditate upon my forests

And all species

I have entrusted to your care

For as they die

So shall you all

Then I shall heal

And go on…

*

Bisous,

Léa

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About Léa

A wanderer who has found home and herself in the South of France.
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5 Responses to … from Mother Earth

  1. cjm76 says:

    Love this, Lea 🙂 ‘Healing of the carnage of my body – HOLY WOW xoxo

    • leamuse says:

      Merci beaucoup Carly. Hmm, when you say it, it sounds like a metaphor… 🙂 We all have some healing to do and some more than others but we often forget about nature. 🙂 xoxo

  2. I loved this one so much I shared it on my Facebook wall! (I see you have a “share” button. Yes, pingback to you. I hope that’s the right word, Léa!!) This poem is very stirring and such a gorgeous reminder to restore Mother Nature. Thank you.

    • leamuse says:

      Merci beaucoup Maura! I don’t see the “pingback” but will take your word for it. Lately, WordPress has been driving me over the edge with one problem after then next… I’m glad you liked the poem. 🙂

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