Monday, 11 of December of 2017

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Don Walsh – Definitions


Why demonstration forest?
Why vacant land?
Why development?

Why not monoculture out of balance?
Why not more genetic information per quarter
acre than all the world’s libraries?
“We are not waiting for the coming of the
houses”–song of the land
Why not destructive urbanization, prelude to
pollution, increased density, traffic, and less
of memory of what was here before?

Don Walsh
June 21 1995 Earth First!

Mavis Muller – Desert Says Its Name

The desert says its name slowly
as quartz and granite
are broken into sand.
The tortoise crawls away
into an ancient home.
His shell is as big as the world,
painted with pictures of the past.
The rattlesnake drinks the sun,
then curls and coils
to a resting spot
beneath a spring flowering
mesquite canopy
to listen to the music
of thousands of solitary bees.

Mavis Muller
September-October 2001 Earth First!

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