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Music of the Spheres
In the star bright night.
The dawn mist
Over the rivers.
The sighing of the wind
In lush green meadows.
Soft Spring […]
(Featured image: captive macaque chained to a truck in Java, Indonesia. Photo courtesy Wolf Gordon Clifton – Animal People, Inc.)
I do not want to live
On an Earth
Without wolves and bears
(Featured image: sunrise at Cagsawa, the ruins of a Franciscan church in the Philippines, partially destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 1814 and abandoned to the elements for nearly 200 years. Credit Chris Nener, […]
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(Featured image: Male quetzal bird in cloud forest, Costa Rica. Credit Francesco Veronesi, used under CC BY-SA 2.0)
Grief is so near the surface
That often I dare not speak
The words would come
(Featured image: Abandoned whale oil tanks in the whaling village of Grytviken on South Georgia Island. A lone penguin can be seen in the distance. Photo credit Ville Miettinen, used under CC BY-NC 2.0)
May I ask why you chose the name “Shiva” for the humans in your parable? The Hindu god Shiva represents the force of destruction, but not in the negative sense of plundering whole ecosystems out of ignorant greed as humans do – rather, Shiva destroys so as to make room for new creations. Hinduism actually portrays Shiva as a very eco-friendly god, since by driving the cycle of life and death he nourishes the environment and facilitates the process of evolution.
wolf…I just found this…sorry.
Maybe a mistake to use His name…but there is a great deal of duality over the role of Shiva.
(Featured image: mantis on the Great Wall of China, credit Kim Bartlett)
The older I am
The less interested I am
In the petty affairs of men
And the more
I love Earth
And all her other creatures
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Earth’s green skin is velvet today
With the mist on it
Crushed velvet with her children’s pawprints
Some days it is silk
With young winds […]
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(Featured image: rams waiting to be slaughtered for Eid al-Adha, the Muslim festival of sacrifice. Credit TheAnimalDay.org, used under CC BY 2.0)
In the image of God
We poison and trap.
In the image of […]
(Featured image: Ancestral Puebloan petroglyphs in Utah. Courtesy mark byzewski, used under CC BY 2.0)
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There were rivers of birds
Connecting light and beauty
Between Earth and Sky.
And the ocean
Flowed with […]
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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, […]
(Photo: Kakapo, a critically endangered flightless parrot native to New Zealand. Courtesy Shellie, used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
When the birds are gone
Will we care ?
Will we sit outside
And mourn the quiet […]
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Once upon a time, there was a little Christmas tree. He lived in a forest with his family and all his friends, the birds and the squirrels, the raccoons and t […]
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