22 April 2020

If You Love the Earth, Clap Your hands

The Blue Marble.jpg

"The Blue Marble"

Join me and listen to some Earth Day songs.
Join me by zoom, face time, video share,
you tube and telephone—synchronize now—
sing some, cry some, talk some, lonesome
die some

It’s the novel virus keeping us in,
they say, unless we’re serving our countries.
It’s the novel corona virus caused
by covid-19. 
Or we’d be out there.

Join in to sing with Michael,
What about sunrise?  What about rain?   
or ask with Joni,  Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
'Till it's gone

Join in O beautiful for spacious skies.
O, think of space, let’s dance, in and out of
our little square screens, dance for joy, for fun,
for dinner, for sanctuary,
for love.

For love of story, love of Tinkerbell—
remember her?  She faded when children
stopped believing in fairies.  And we clapped
and clapped.  She thrived.  Let’s do as much
              for our dear earth.

For Day 22 of National Poetry Month
Earth Day 2020


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Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love this. If only clapping could bring earth back to thriving. But those same hands can pitch in and help heal her. And our feet can march us to the voting stations and vote for a better way forward. We live in hope.

Carrie Van Horn said...

I love the lyrics strung through out this lovely poem Susan! A beautiful and hopeful message rings true!!

Mary said...

This is an optimistic poem, Susan. We have to continue to see the beauty in those spacious skies!!