"Life is the dancer and you are the dance."
Eckhart Tolle

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

poets for living waters

I submitted this as part of our disaster in the Gulf Coast which going to affect all of us.

copper mines stripped so long ago

volcanoes erupt so long ago

ice caps melting, polar bears and seals need to live

emissions spewing gases so long ago

we have not been aware at all

death toll rises not so long ago

we think of one more visit to the beach

a refreshing dip in the ocean in our not so long ago


  1. We are always deferring that encounter with reality.

  2. An interesting rhythm of images and voice, then all brought home in those last two lines. Thank you for contributing this poem Pamela. I do believe in poems for their own sake, the what and anything they want to say, but right too in a time like this that we also address something so very real and direct. Thanks.

  3. Neil
    Thanks and I am glad I have had the opportunity to contribute to something that is so devastating! I can hardly look at the film footage of this it just breaks my heart!