Thursday, 14 of December of 2017

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Mary de La Valette – Entering Nature


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

Mark Williams – Wind

By_USucceedThey move on two legs
but they don’t move like me
I blow in
and outta
of time
and take with me
baby’s cry
liquid orgasmic howl
the inconsolable wail
of their mourners
the speeches
of their primp’d
and mirror-struck
the footfalls
of their ceaseless

and, too, the things they can’t shake off:
the memory of a Wednesday afternoon
in September
that will never come

I mix these things with
pollen and bee music
the flight-deck wisdom of birds
rusted leaves
seeds and spores

I plant
I fan flames
I cool desire

in the right mood
I uproot neighborhoods
blow neon signs
on beachfront bars
and knock pricey seashore condos
back down
among the sharks

and I am left
to glide and jitter
over the ruins
of every empire
the Two Legs
thought would last
a thousand years
523644_356259924469071_1218698597_nor more

I carry the residue
of volcano
and atom bomb

and someday, too,
the last wolf song
the one last flap of wing

and on the solar giant’s
last hot exhalation

I will breathe myself
out into space


giving final voice to every
bug buzz and bit
of bramble music

that was fed me.

January-February 2004 Earth First!

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