Thursday, October 15, 2009

Ecopoetry for Blog Action Day 2009

Blog Action Day is an annual event every October 15th that unites the world's bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance.

As of 11 am this morning, 9,335 blogs ~ 12,765,983 readers ~ from 150 countries registered for this year's event. To participate, all you need to do is write a single post on your blog about the issue of climate change on October 15th ~ that's today.  Do sign in at the Blog Action Day website so you can be counted and listed with participating blogs around the world.

Since this is a poetry blog, ecopoetry is the obvious way to go... so what is ecopoetry?

A few links...
For All (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,
northern rockies.

Rustle and shimmer of icy creek waters
stones turn underfoot, small and hard as toes
cold nose dripping
singing inside
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
one ecosystem
in diversity
under the sun
With joyful interpenetration for all.

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