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Since this is a poetry blog, ecopoetry is the obvious way to go... so what is ecopoetry?
A few links...
- Ecopoetry Study Packs from The Poetry Society (UK)
- The Language Habitat: an Ecopoetry Manifesto by James Engelhardt
- Ecopoetry and the present environmental crisis (theoretical basis of ecopoetry)
- Earth Shattering: Ecopoems edited by Neil Astley (reviewed in The Ecologist)
- poems by Gary Snyder
Ah to be alive
on a mid-September morn
fording a stream
barefoot, pants rolled up,
holding boots, pack on,
sunshine, ice in the shallows,
Rustle and shimmer of icy creek waters
stones turn underfoot, small and hard as toes
cold nose dripping
creek music, heart music,
smell of sun on gravel.
I pledge allegiance
I pledge allegiance to the soil
of Turtle Island,
and to the beings who thereon dwell
under the sun
With joyful interpenetration for all.