Thank you to all who have participated in Climate Justice Month's week of poetry, and especially those who have shared on our blog posting! Please continue to join us in writing, sharing and discussing climate justice through poetry, whether through sharing something you've written yourself or a poem you find inspiring. Your comments will help inform the poetry reading and conversation night hosted by the UU Young Adults for Climate Justice on April 25th, 5:00-7:00 PM Pacific.
Here are two poems that were submitted to Commit2Respond by email that we would like to uplift:
by Paula Cole Jones
|What are you doing for our Earth?
Are you concerned about her fate?
Are you quick to help take care of her
or do you often wait?
Do you pick up where it’s needed
|Do you appreciate Earth’s beauty
and learn what it’s about?
Do you look around to see her gifts
each day when you go out?
|Do you help to plan her gardens
so you’re closer to what it means
to be a creature of this world
it’s more wondrous than it seems.
|To grow, and eat, and breathe the air
and drink water from rivers and streams,
to walk, and run, and also play
among browns and blues, and greens.
|Do you think when the day is over
at the setting of the sun
that we must cherish the gift of life
on this Earth, our only one.
By Rev. Maria Cristina Vlassidis © April 19, 2016
Jumping sea bass
Please share more poetry with us in the comments section.