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MOTHER EARTH CHANTS (Poem by Susan Budig)
Earth and sky, fire and sea  I am a steward of this world
Air and soil, rock and scree  I am a steward of this world
River and butte, gale and boulder  I am a steward of this world
Thunder and dew, growing older  I am a steward of this world
Healer and farmer, agronomist, too  I am a steward of this world
Denizen walks in dirt’s milieu  I am a steward of this world
Always sacred ground beneath us  I am a steward of this world
(Y)ours for now, then repossessed  I am a steward of this world

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Copyright 2013 by Susan Budig
Image:  Andrew Ferez

MOTHER EARTH CHANTS (Poem by Susan Budig)

Earth and sky, fire and sea
  I am a steward of this world

Air and soil, rock and scree
  I am a steward of this world

River and butte, gale and boulder
  I am a steward of this world

Thunder and dew, growing older
  I am a steward of this world

Healer and farmer, agronomist, too
  I am a steward of this world

Denizen walks in dirt’s milieu
  I am a steward of this world

Always sacred ground beneath us
  I am a steward of this world

(Y)ours for now, then repossessed
  I am a steward of this world

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Copyright 2013 by Susan Budig

Image:  Andrew Ferez

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I Pray It Will Not Break (Chant Poem by Mustafa Demiri)

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My pensive thought is of the broadest scope,

I pray it will not break.


My tortured heart endures with hope,

I pray it will not break.


The solace I find in prayers of peace,

I pray it will not break.


I think upon this sacred lease,

I pray it will not break.


The endeavour to which we are all consigned,

I pray it will not break.


God’s patience with humankind,

I pray it will not break


For our ourselves, our children and their children’s sake,

I pray it will not break


As a skater upon the ice clad lake,

I pray it will not break.

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Ann says:  This feel like a universal prayer.  I too hope the ground beneath our feet, this beautiful planet we inhabit, will not be broken due to our lack of foresight.

Copyright 2013 by Mustafa Demiri.

Image:  The Reverend Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch  by Henry Raeburn.

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Hymn (Poem by A.R. Ammons)

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I know if I find you I will have to leave the earth

and go on out

     over the sea marshes and the brant in bays

and over the hills of tall hickory

and over the crater lakes and canyons

and on up through the spheres of diminishing air

past the blackset noctilucent clouds

           where one wants to stop and look

way past all the light diffusions and bombardments

up farther than the loss of sight

    into the unseasonal undifferentiated empty stark

 

And I know if I find you I will have to stay with the earth

inspecting with thin tools and ground eyes

trusting the microvilli sporangia and simplest

     coelenterates

and praying for a nerve cell

with all the soul of my chemical reactions

and going right on down where the eye sees only traces

 

You are everywhere partial and entire

You are on the inside of everything and on the outside

 

I walk down the path down the hill where the sweetgum

has begun to ooze spring sap at the cut

and I see how the bark cracks and winds like no other bark

chasmal to my ant-soul running up and down

and if I find you I must go out deep into your

    far resolutions

and if I find you I must stay here with the separate leaves

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Ann says: A. R. Ammons was a biologist, a closeted pagan, and an excellent poet.  A fractal like this is one of the few images that can illustrate nature on almost any scale, as Ammons does in his soaring poem.

Copyright A. R. Ammons

Image:  Aerial Photo from the NASA book Earth as Art.

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WINTER WOODS WORSHIP (Click to Play)

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I fly sometimes 
Through the frozen trees 
In the winter woods 
In their robes of white 
Chanting silently 
In the winter woods 

Like a forest abbey choir 
Whispering hymns of snow and ice 
In Excelsis to the cold 
And Hosanna to the sky 
Hosanna 

And holy trees 
They know when I’m 
In the winter woods 
And they bid me to sing 
And I comply 
In the winter woods 

But I stumble in my turn 
Because I cannot find the words 
In that church of birch and pine 
The only word that comes to mind 
Is “beautiful” 

Like a forest abbey choir 
Whispering hymns of snow and ice 
In Excelsis to the cold 
And Hosanna to the sky 
Hosanna 

So quietly 
I sing “beautiful” in the winter woods 
And the trees agree 
They all agree 
In the winter woods 
We all agree 
In the winter woods 

Amen. 
Amen. 

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(Snowy Forest Wallpaper from lvluvlagwme.wordpress.com.  Winter Woods written and performed by Peter Mayer).

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