Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day




Earth Day

I am the Earth
And the Earth is me.
Each blade of grass,
Each honey tree,
Each bit of mud,
And stick and stone
Is blood and muscle,
Skin and bone.

And just as I
Need every bit
Of me to make
My body fit,
So Earth needs
Grass and stone and tree
And things that grow here
Naturally.

That's why we
Celebrate this day.
That's why across
The world we say:
As long as life,
As dear,
as free,
I am the Earth
And the Earth is me.

Jane Yolen

7 comments:

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

What a lovely photo grouping with the yellow and the earth on the new growth! I love the perfect contrast of Nature and you captured all its glory! Blessings from Amy.

Nicole said...

Beautiful poem!
Happy Earth Day!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Cool Pic!

LW said...

what a wonderful photo....

Happy Earth Day!

Louise

flowrgirl1 said...

Love the poem and photo! Happy Earth Day!!!

Kamana said...

beautiful picture! very apt for Earth Day!

Candace said...

Have you ever read "Jo's Hair" by Jane Yolen? I think you would like it... it's about Jo March. Yep, that Jo!
Fantastic blog you have.
Candace