The ruminations of an artist on art & life...art quilts, beading, knitting, drawing, painting, printmaking, bookmaking are all my passions, I love to explore creating....

Monday, April 23, 2012

Poetry Palooza continued (National Poetry Month!)

 
Today is a lovely spring day here in Seattle so some Emily Dickinson seems apropos....for our Earth---Celebrating EARTH DAY every day!

A little Madness in the Spring (1333)

By Emily Dickinson

A little Madness in the Spring
Is wholesome even for the King,
But God be with the Clown---

Who ponders this tremendous scene---
This whole Experiment of Green---
As if it were his own!

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this poem--although written in the 1800's---to me speaks of Earth love, environmentalism & preservation....how can we think we "own" our Earth? if we revered her properly, we would not be mistreating her so. So far much of our Earth stewardship has not been the best, I hope the tide is turning in favor of more care and real concern for the mess we have made of her.


I took these photos one spring in Alaska...where I learned to love and revere our green Earth.

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1 comment:

girlunwinding said...

She is one of my favorites. That green is just breath taking.
~Dawn