Forest Cathedral–a poem
The forest floor glows,
like a crystallized kingdom.
Moss of golden green,
clings to whatever it can.
The smell of damp earth,
after the rain fills my breath.
It is the memory of something…
The sunlight trickles down,
a tiny black beetle
and so much wild clover.
The trees, straight as steeples,
rise high and I…
I bow my head backward,
Below a young pine has taken root.
It too will join this vast cathedral.
by Lana Wimmer
I can’t help myself. Whenever I see trees I hear Sigourney Weaver’s voice,
“Trees, among the most significant of all living things…”
If you haven’t watched Planet Earth you need to. She narrates the 11 episode series that garnered worldwide attention just a few years back. Each segment is 50-minutes long and dedicated to exploring a different biome or habitat of the Earth. It is a wonder of nature and a testament of epic proportion to how amazing and mysterious our planet truly is.
My hope, however, is that this documentary will not become a historical film about what used to exist. When I read reports of fish turning belly up and dying in overheated mid-western streams, I worry. Protecting the place where we live should be a priority, right??? I mean…after all, if you don’t have a planet, where are you going to live?
Whether you’ve seen the documentary or not or just have an opinion about how we can preserve the planet, I’d love hear your thoughts….