This is your big chance to take part in a nature poem.
The crow that wakes me
Carries me back,
In these first, soft, clear moments,
To the Scottish Border country…
In his new book, Animal Envy, Ralph Nader uses a fable to warn that if humans continue on their present path of conquering nature, they are not simply soiling their own nest, but destroying their future.
Naked in their beauty.
Graceful bare arms
Reaching for the still-warm sun
Take care of homeless animals this winter! For you it is a little thing, but for them it is a matter of life and death…
The machines roar
In the forest
On the factory farm,
On the trails,
In the skies,
In the oceans…
And the giant, silent Buddha
With eyes of leaden, emerald fire
Thundering over the plains
In an ecstasy of freedom…
A project to keep dolphins in captivity in the U.S. Virgin Islands is endangering 250 coral colonies within the proposed enclosure area. However, there is an alternative that could help preserve the coral reefs, enhance tourism, and avoid holding dolphins in captivity.
So, I write down my thoughts. Perhaps one day a human will read them and realise, “Yes, a Cow does have passion. Does have meaning in her life.”
I am full of this place,
Her forests, her rivers,
Her birds, her animals,
This suffering place,
This place we have desecrated…