Friday, April 20, 2007

Earth Day Possibilities


The vibrance of the universe is so obvious it is difficult to
comprehend what could have led us from wide-eyed knowing
that it is alive.

From nucleus to cell wall is a trillion light years.

The blink of an eye contains the eternal reality of dream. In any tree
there are galaxies with comets flashing through wood like space.

Linear space/time is A not The dimension.

The translations we are incapable of are more thick than ants.
We can’t even talk to fish.

The power to imagine is the power that radiates from star
to planet. I splash water on my face, drops fall on a galactic map
spread out beneath my feet.

Spiral galaxies form with red and living stars ready
to shoot patterns across my skin.

Piles of alphabets, icons, and the love between them
balanced on the rim of a crystal are the images
we have for the bath of universe we move through,
thinking reality innert —
soon to be condensed,
soon to be transformed.

Our children will harvest light like we roamed creekbeds, stones
through our fingers: stars through theirs.

They will sleep, like we do, but with respect for both sides of
the veil.

© Susan Bright, 1984

* Siberian Wood Iris

Click here to read about Earth Day Events in Austin.

Click here to play a wonderful video: The Solar Bipedal Chariot,
thanks to Marjorie Wood for sending this to us.

And this beauitiful tribute to the Earth, our home, from Muna Hamzeh.

Susan Bright is the author of nineteen books of poetry. She is the editor of Plain View Press which since 1975 has published one-hundred-and-fifty books. Her work as a poet, publisher, activist and educator has taken her all over the United States and abroad. Her most recent book, The Layers of Our Seeing, is a collection of poetry, photographs and essays about peace done in collaboration with photographer Alan Pogue and Middle Eastern journalist, Muna Hamzeh.

Announcement: The Plain View Press e-store has just gone online.


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