POETRY: Entering Nature


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Yes, there is beauty

Enormity of beauty and truth.

But there is immense pain and suffering.

The wind and the clouds

And the rain

Bring messages, you know.

My trees know about

The Damming of the Great Rivers

The Killing of the Great Whales

They know about the death

Of seven elephants in India

Hit by a train.

They know about the lynx

Caught in a snare

A mile from here.

The weight of their suffering

Is intense, palpable, silent.

And they know

Who is the enemy.


Mary de La Valette……October 2010

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