In Memory of Trees ... A Music Poem
In memory of my father...
Nature is part of us...who we are. Not only is it beautiful, without it we cannot survive.
The black and white photos in the music video below show the desolation of forests through fires, illegal logging, disease, and other deforestation from various development interests.
From the dwarfs of willows
To the spruce of ancients
And towering red,
You are spirit chaste…
Peaceful and without words;
Steadfast and true,
You take and give of the earth
As you send forth your seed
To mark your footsteps
Delicate in youth,
Your limbs timid forth from small beginnings
'Till emboldened armed,
Fully dressed of arresting splendor
The eye of man;
You round the world
Giving the breath of life
In endless embrace of myriad color,
Scent and form;
Bursting of food and flower
You nourish and haven the wandering,
Loved, feared and unseen
You weep and bend with supple hold
To defy the thrashing
Swirl of storm
Yet yield your strength
In many forms
To the thousand desires of the living;
In death, your arms still reach toward life
In barren grace,
Spent and resolute;
When we grieve the tears
That finally heal your desolation,
Then God, Himself,
May call this sadness just.
- Mother Earth Needs Healing - Rainforests and Deforestation
Rainforests play a significant role in the ecosystem of our planet. Deforestation disturbs this fragile balance. There are still people who care , but are there enough to make a difference?
Docmo (Mohan Kumar)
- Short Story: The Family Tree
It is because of the Tree that I am spending this scorching summer noon waiting outside a courtroom. Justice is being dispensed from the once white, crumbling colonial building that serves as the Magistrates court in my once white, crumbling hometown
- Deforestation, Ocean Acidification, Melting Ice Caps, Droughts and More - America's Real Issues
Climate change is a heated debate, but some things can't be debated. Melting ice caps, droughts, & deforestation are just a few. If things don't change, our planet will turn into ruins.
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