Mother Earth - credit Earth First Newswire
There is one language that is the same
all over the world.
It is the way Mother Nature speaks to us,
whether we live in the desert,
in the mountains,
by the sea,
along a river,
in rolling farmlands,
in the jungle,
or on an African savanna.
When each of us stands at our window
in the morning,
or steps outside to greet the brand new day,
our eyes lift to the sky,
caress the hills, the water, the grasslands,
follow birds in flight,
listen to their song,
breathe in the fresh breeze,
breathe it right into our beings,
our mother, above and below,
keeping our lungs
moving in and out.
There is a hum scientists have detected
coming from the centre of the earth.
It is Mother Earth, singing to her creatures
her song of love.
We attune to it without knowing,
a child to its mother's heartbeat.
She slows us, stills us,
reminds us to breathe,
keeps us looking up
at all the wonders.
That feeling in your chest,
when you watch an eagle in flight,
when you stand under the starry heavens,
in touch with the Great Mystery,
when you walk in an old growth forest -
that universal language
that we all understand,
the voice of the land we live on -
in my chest, in yours,
gladness to be alive,
loving Mother Earth,
loving us back.
for Susan's prompt at Mid Week Motif: Mother Tongue: International Mother Language Day, this past February 21. Do check out the links. There will be some good responses!