Earth DAY?!

What is this one Earth DAY they talk about?
When rooted in the soil, it’s every day.
What of the three hundred and sixty-four
Days that are left? Do we throw things away,
Not try each day more than the last to use
Things over and again, to do without
And thus reduce the damage that we do,
And lay down mulch against a flood or drought?
Our superficial culture depends on
Our swallowing without thought all the lies
And half-truths we are given on the news
Not thinking for ourselves or being wise.
But here’s escape: with dirty hands and feet,
And sweaty brow, you’ll find your work is sweet.

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About janemwoodman

Singer, writer, restaurant reviewer, urban farmer, devoted lover of my husband....old and getting happier all the time.
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3 Responses to Earth DAY?!

  1. cote8050 says:

    I think that a disconnect from the earth is mankind’s biggest problem. It is when society stops farming and loses its connection to mother earth that things fall apart. I have a number of gardens and wouldn’t trade that for anything! It gives a person a sense of grounding and purpose. I know you understand this! Happy earth day, everyday!! Michelle

  2. Noora says:

    Important message. Every day should be Earth Day.

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