Posted in Global Climate Action Day

Global Climate Action

 

Today Friday 20 September, Global Climate Action Day. I choose to share this poem, scheduled yesterday, as today I am in Bristol marching with our young people to protest the inaction of our government and global governments on the climate crisis.

 

Things We Cannot Keep

 

The softness of the lemon in a primrose

the nodding of the bluebell from a bee

the silence in the gaps of the bird’s song

the library of the creatures in a tree

the plumping of a plum in the sunshine

the crazy path an ant left in the grass

the warmth of a hug and its safety

the moment when the sky darks for the stars

the blink of a bat through the dusk light

the leaves shown in moon breath from above

the heart of iced water in the arctic

the diverse beauty of the planet that we love

 

© Liz Brownlee

 

Author:

Poet and owner of Lola the alert dog. Be the Change, Apes to Zebras, The Same Inside, Reaching the Stars, Animal Magic. I visit schools, libraries, literary festivals, and organise poetry events. http://www.poetryroundabout.com http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com

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