I Will Do My Little Bit
“I will do my little bit,” – Jane Goodall
Article by Deb Kramarz
If nature heals, I began to wonder if sharing NATURE POERTY could help. Such as –
TIME TO PLANT TREES
Time to plant trees is when you’re young
So you will have them to walk among –
So, aging, you can walk in shade
That you and time together made.
- James Hayford
The tree is the mystery,
Its roots knotted
as surely as love.
- Jane Yolen
So far, modern scientists have not invented any technology better than trees for removing CO2 from the air.
The following poem reminds me of our local seasonal weather, despite climate change.
A CRACK IN THE CLOUDS
just a tiny bit
of a crack
in the cover
such a pouring of sun
- Constance Levy
If everyone, each individual, becomes engaged, EARTH DAY can be every day.
Since the last frost well be over soon, I’ll share this recipe, too.
HOW TO BAKE A FLOWER
Stir seeds into well-drained soil.
Fold in half-cup live worms.
Sprinkle in occasional rain
until green shoots appear.
Blend in sun mixed with shade
Add a dash of moonlight.
Simmer on low four to six weeks
in the unhurried oven of summer.
When the air starts smelling sweet
it’s ready to be served – almost.
Swirl in butterflies.
Whip in bees.
- Ralph Fletcher
I don’t know if this and future pandemics or climate change weights heavier on my mind. The scientists are saying time is running out for the future of the plant. I feel as Jane Goodall says, “I will do my little bit, to try to save the world.
FOR SALE FOR PLANTING: Catalpa Tree-Bucket Kits
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