… from Mother Earth

While this was recently posted, I have chosen to re-post it due to a number of people telling me that they did not receive the post. Additionally, it appears that it did not show up in Reader.  For those who have already read it, I do apologise.


“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


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…




Author: Léa

A wanderer who has found home and herself in the South of France.

11 thoughts on “… from Mother Earth”

  1. Ah at last I am able to comment! I could read it on first posting in my in box but when I clicked to comment it said page not found. So here it is again and Im pleased you reposted it!

    This is such a strong poem carrying an even stronger message, a desperate plea for help. And yet it is written with your ever gentle approach to all subjects, which increases its power.

    Im now going to do my bit in the garden and place a summer bee box somewhere and also have my sugar and water mix ready on a spoon for any bee I see flagging in the heat; this actually works, little Theo rang me the other day to tell me he and his mummy had “saved the bee”!

    Fabulous poem Lea which made me think all over again



    1. Thank you so much Christine! I really struggled if I should re-post it or not.
      I’m glad to hear that the bees have Theo in their corner and that he is being instilled with such wonderful values. Of course you, with Jack’s help, are doing your part. The bees here seem to be thriving.
      I couldn’t ask for more than that one of my poems has caused anyone to think… 🙂



  2. That was written from your soul, and it only speaks the truth. I love it! I wish we culd make a poster . I will keep this post and read it everyday. Thankk you for sharing your soul with us. Love you

    1. I don’t have a clue about making posters but we both know someone who does. I shall tell her your suggestion and see what she says! Merci beaucoup and I hope you are feeling better. xx

  3. This is beautiful Lea, I could relate to it so much. A truly heartfelt, and heart-warming, poem 🙂 xx

  4. oh i wish we would be a bit more careful with her and treat her well… she’s giving so much to us and we should respect her for this

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