Tuesday, April 21, 2009

EARTH DAY 2009


How strange and wonderful is our home, our earth,
With its swirling vaporous atmosphere,
Its flowing and frozen climbing creatures,
The croaking things with wings that hang on rocks
And soar through fog, the furry grass, the scaly seas…
How utterly rich and wild…
Yet some among us have the nerve,
The insolence, the brass, the gall to whine
About the limitations of our earthbound fate
And yearn for some more perfect world beyond the sky.
We are none of us good enough
For the world we have.

Edward Abbey




Video by YT member skoumas
Photo from Wikimedia COmmons

16 comments:

bobbie said...

Deborah - Thank you. For both the lovely poem and this fantastic video. Could not think of a better way to celebrate Earth Day.

Dianne said...

beautiful and spot on as usual Deborah!

Ruth said...

A great Earth Day post. Thanks for sharing.

Avid Reader said...

Beautiful. It's good every day to see the richness of our earth, the strange and wonderful ...

Lin said...

lovely video we are constantly in motion and forget that. happy earth day-thanks for the reminder

Quiet Paths said...

This is a wonderful earth day tribute, Deb. I have the deepest respect for Mr. Abbey and this is one of his thoughts reminding me a little of Carl Sagan's little mini-sermons regarding human arrogance. I am going to watch the video now.

Geraldine said...

Beautifully expressed Deborah!

Happy Earth Day, G

Indrani said...

That is such a lovely poem, you always have the perfect collection to present. :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Happy Earth Day/Week for you too, Deb. Hope you had a great week/weekend.

We are glad to be home.. It was a wonderful trip --just getting to see my son and family. BUT--the weather was horrible. Oh Well!!!!

I'm going to check through some of your older blog posts.
Hugs,
Betsy

Raven said...

Beautiful tribute to Mother Earth. Thank you.

Maria said...

All I can do is to agree! I love our Earth, she's our Mother and she's the only one we have...
You commented on our blurry blog and I liked your comments :)) Have a nice week! Best regards, Maria

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi Deborah! My word verification is 'grace'. Very fitting for your wonderful post.
This was beautiful. Thank you. Lisa

citosol said...

just "ooooooohhhh...." for the vid!
I linked it too on FB, hope you don't mind!

Thanks for having showed me this one, you always find beautiful things!

Sylvia K said...

Deborah, thank you as always for the reminder, the beautiful poem and the incredible video. And as Dianne says -- spot on!

SandyCarlson said...

Oh, may we learn to be good enough, to see ourselves as part of nature and not owners of it.

Dee said...

Stunning! The poem so touched my heart and the video has given me permanant goose bumps!!!
Thank-you and Happy Earth Day EveryDay!