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:

Award-Wining Children's Poet, Author, Wildlife and Climate enthusiast, NPD Ambassador, blogger and owner of Lola the retired alert dog and Paddy the alert dog in training. Books include CLiPPA shortlisted Being Me, Poems about Thoughts, Worries and Feelings, Editor of Shaping the World, Author of Be the Change, Apes to Zebras, The Same Inside, Reaching the Stars and Animal Magic. I visit schools, libraries, literary festivals via Zoom and give lessons on writing poetry for children. http://www.poetryroundabout.com http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com @LizBrownlee@zirk.us @Lizpoet

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