This quarter’s BeZine, we are joining with 100TPC (100 Thousand Poets (and others) For Change. We’re celebrating in solidarity with Greta Thunberg, the amazing 16-year old climate change activist traveling by ship to attend two important global events: The Climate Action Summit in New York on September 21-23 and the UN Climate Conference in Santiago in December of 2019. Please read the September issue and enjoy the creations of artists, poets, musicians, writers and all manner of creative activists as we speak up for the planet! 🙂 Please join with us on the 28th for our Virtual 100TPC.
I have been awestruck into silence beneath towering, emerald
Tree cathedrals. In shallow, turquoise, warm waters I’ve dived,
Swimming in shocked delight with giant, graceful, green turtles.
Navigating a steep cliff face with a foot-thick ship’s rope, I’ve
Observed the surf-pounded stones and sea lion caves below.
Thundering waterfalls have temporarily deafened me, as they
Transformed to swollen streams with cold, clear, melted snow.
Oh, fresh breaths of clean, mountain top air, taken away,
Overlooking panoramic views of violet and blue-fogged hills.
Listening to late evening concertos of crickets and frogs,
Awakens gratitude for Nature’s dynamic set of skills.
Tell all that Earth’s destroyers must now be Her demagogues!
Engage with more than platitudes and lukewarm dialogues.
~ © C.L.R. 2019