23 April 2009

Think Green Thursday 1: In The Spirit of Earth Day

Thursday, April 23, 2009
White Rose

Think Green Thursday is a new meme hosted by Gina aka Pagan Sphinx, which focuses on the concept of environmental awareness, renewable energy and protecting natural spaces, animals and their habitats. I think it is great that we start the meme this month, as a lot of people are encouraged about the awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment due to Earth Day on April 22. So let's give Mother Earth the tribute see really deserves from us.

“We're sitting on our blessed Mother Earth from which we get our strength and determination, love and humility - all the beautiful attributes that we've been given. So turn to one another; love one another; respect one another; respect Mother Earth; respect the waters - because that's life itself!” Phil Lane, Sr. quotes (Yankton Sioux)

Earth Day

I am the Earth
And the Earth is me.
Each blade of grass,
Each honey tree,
Each bit of mud,
And stick and stone
Is blood and muscle,
Skin and bone.

And just as I
Need every bit
Of me to make
My body fit,
So Earth needs
Grass and stone and tree
And things that grow here
Naturally.

That's why we
Celebrate this day.
That's why across
The world we say:
As long as life,
As dear, as free,
I am the Earth
And the Earth is me.

Poem by Jane Yolen
Source: www.CanTeach.ca

Join us at Think Green Thursday to find out about more interesting links or even better join us to try make a difference :).


Thanks to Gina

7 appreciated note(s):

Mariamellie said...

Ah...lovely white roses, we have it too in Mama's garden. Thanks for sharing the link! =)

Dianne said...

lovely flower
and beautiful important words

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I am thinking GREEN, Rosidah...

Gorgeous flowers and the Earth Day poem...

Thanks!
Hugs,
Betsy

luna miranda said...

beautiful poem...makes me appreciate more the lovely white roses above. thanks for visiting my Think Green post.

maryt/theteach said...

Rosidah, these roses? are so lovely. They are softly blurred and I like that! :)

Pagan Sphinx said...

A beautiful post from start to finish. Thank you for playing along!

I have the bugs worked out for Mr. Linky, so things should run more smoothly for next week's Think Green Thursday. Hope you will join me again!

aguthrieimages said...

I could look at those roses all day, awesome. Thanks for bring them to us. The poem was wonderful and perfect for Thinking Green!
see mine here
http://aguthrieimages.wordpress.com/2009/04/23/think-green-thursday-nature-notes-5/
and here
http://aguthrieimages.wordpress.com/2009/04/23/thinking-green-thursday-12naturenotes6/